As part of its popular family friendly Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series hosting acclaimed puppeteers from around New England and beyond, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Monkey and Dino’s Funky Puppet Show! by John Cody on Saturday, August 11 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center.
Best friends Monkey (a monkey) and Dino (a dinosaur) are attempting to bring YOU the greatest puppet show EVER! (Or at least a really good one.) Join this simian and reptilian team (along with a host of their wacky friends) as they perform sketches, music, and more, in this new production by Puppet Arts alumnus John Cody. And maybe they'll even learn something along the way. Or maybe not, who's to say? (There's only one-way to find out.) Come on down to Monkey and Dino's Funky Puppet Show! Recommended for ages 6+.
John Cody decided he wanted to be a puppeteer before the age of five. Now based in New York, John has since worked on many projects of all different kinds, from marionettes to hand puppets to giant character costumes. In addition to his own self-produced shows, he is a freelance puppeteer and puppet builder, and has had the opportunity to learn from and work alongside his heroes at the Jim Henson Company.
There will be open seating, and no reservations. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle, where parking is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. For more information about these performances, visit bimp.uconn.edu or call 860.486.8580.