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The Telegram
  • Puppet theater to return to MWPAI

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  • The Catskill Puppet Theatre will return to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute For Kids and Families series at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Museum of Art auditorium.
    Full sets, puppets and Native American flute and drum will bring to life the tale of Iroquois hero Hiawatha. In the play he is a curious young boy who disobeys his grandmother to seek a vision, alone, in the forest. There he finds a sacred cave and enters a magical world full of talking animals and fantastic spirits. He meets a wise Mohawk, The Peacemaker, who teaches him a lesson. At last, with the help of his friends Bear and Turtle, Hiawatha discovers the pathway he must follow to become a great man.
    Since 1979, John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo, co-founders of the Catskill Puppet Theater, have been touring internationally, enchanting young and old with their musical productions.
    Admission to this concert is $8 for MWPAI members and $10 for general admission. Flexible subscriptions are also available. Tickets may be purchased in advance or one hour prior to the performance time at the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, 797-0055 or 800-754-0797. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.mwpai.org.

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