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Monthly Puppet Shows at Durant Center

Title:Monthly Puppet Shows at Durant Center
Date & Time:Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St. (Map This)
Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center
Event Details:The Office of the Arts is hosting a series of monthly family-friendly puppet shows at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA. The puppet show series is designed especially for the very youngest of audiences, so toddlers are welcome.

On Saturday, October 19, two shows will be offered 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The Beech Tree Puppets will perform, “The Giant Turnip." This humorous and whimsical folktale celebrates care for the earth and working together. An old man and his wife who, after lovingly preparing and tending their garden, grow a vegetable so large they can’t pull it up by themselves. Artfully told and sung, with hand-crafted rod and shadow puppets. Classically trained singers, Ingrid and Ole Hass, delight audiences with their spellbinding show.

All Puppet Show tickets are $6 per person. Make your make your reservations today visit: WebTrac, enter as guest, scroll down to puppet shows.

The “Puppet Shows” at Durant Center are family-friendly projects of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For additional information call Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565, or, or visit the Office of the Arts website:

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

About Office of the Arts:
A division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, the Office of the Arts promotes the value of arts and culture in Alexandria by nurturing, investing in and celebrating the creative contributions of artists and arts organizations. Through engaging the community, encouraging participation, and facilitating access to the arts, the Office of the Arts works with local artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant community for all of the City's residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at or follow @alexartsoffice on Instagram and Twitter. Add to the conversation with #artsALX.

Contact Person:Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director
Contact Phone No.:703.746.5565
Fees:All Puppet Show tickets are $6 per person.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Arts, Concerts, Family, King St. Metro, King Street, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town, Performing Arts, Recreation, Recreation Centers, Toddlers

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