City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile Launches
Puss in Boots
May 2, 2016
Based on the Celebrated “Puss in Boots” fairy tale
CityParks PuppetMobile Brings Free Traveling Entertainment to NYC Parks
April 22, 2016 -- NEW YORK, NY -- City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its newest CityParks PuppetMobile original production, Puss in Boots, debuting May 2, 2016 at Kaiser Park in Brooklyn, NY and running through this fall. Puss in Boots is a modern twist on the classic “Puss in Boots” fairy tale, which originated in Europe in the 16th century and has seen a number of popular retellings ever since. The CityParks PuppetMobile production features one-of-a-kind marionettes hand-crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.
Puss in Boots follows the life of a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life - a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!
“We are thrilled to be debuting our brand new production, Puss in Boots, in neighborhood parks across the five boroughs,” said Bruce Cannon, Artistic Director of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. “Our fresh, lively take on this beloved classic is sure to entertain and delight PuppetMobile audiences across the city.”
Puss in Boots was written and directed by longtime Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre puppeteer, Douglas Russell Strich.
Showtimes & Reservations
All CityParks PuppetMobile shows are free of charge to the general public. No reservations are necessary.
The show will run from May to early fall 2016. To find out more information on the date, time and locations of all performances visit the City Parks Foundation website at www.CityParksFoundation.org.
About CityParks PuppetMobile
City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile brings free traveling entertainment to over 20,000 New York City children each year. One of the only mobile puppet theaters in the country and the oldest continually operating company of its kind, the CityParks PuppetMobile travels to parks, playgrounds and recreation centers citywide equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers. The PuppetMobile is part of City Parks Foundation’s arts programming which engages children and their families in the world of arts and culture.
About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives -- located in more than 300 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across the city -- reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.
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Funding for City Parks Foundation's PuppetMobile is provided by: The Weininger Foundation, Inc. and The Prescott Fund for Children & Youth, Inc.