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October 17, 2000

LIFE-SIZE PUPPETS TAKE TO THE STAGE IN ARTS FOR YOUNG AMERICA’S PETER AND THE WOLF

LA CROSSE, Wis.—The Arts for Young America series kicks off its 2000-01 family series on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Viterbo Fine Arts Center Main Theatre with the puppetry adventure Peter and the Wolf, performed by New York’s Das Puppenspiel.

Serving as both an excellent introduction to the instruments of the orchestra and as an enchanting story of whimsy and drama, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic is brought to life with the beautifully crafted, life-size "bunraku" style puppets. Told through both narration and musical themes, Peter and the Wolf is about the adventures of young Peter, who wanders off into the meadow where he encounters a variety of colorful characters, including a cat, bird, duck, and, of course, the dangerous Wolf. Through his ingenuity, Peter saves the day in his capture of the Wolf.

Founded in 1974, Das Puppenspiel is an ensemble of diversely talented visual and performing artists who create and perform quality theatre for children and adults using puppets.  The company’s works have received many national and international awards and receives numerous accolades for providing programs of enchantment and substance through the magic of high quality puppetry. Das Puppenspiel is one of only a handful of puppet theatres in the U.S. to receive recognition and support from the Theater Program of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Peter and the Wolf is part of Viterbo’s Arts for Young America program and is sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Wisconsin.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information, contact the Box Office at 796- 3100.

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