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 The Velcro Show! by Kalob Puppet Co. on Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center.
Velcro Kitty was king of his block in the big city of Houston, Texas. He knew how to navigate around cars, other cats, and the dreaded dogs, but now he faces a brand new challenge. His people are acting strange and they have put all their belongings in giant boxes – Velcro is worried. In this new production by UConn Puppet Arts alumnus Kalob Martinez and Blair Gulledge, Velcro Kitty travels across the country and faces the challenges of moving to a new neighborhood in small-town Connecticut filled with big cats and creatures he has never seen before. Can Velcro be king again? A story about finding your way, making new friends, dealing with bullies, and finding balance. Recommended for ages 5+.
Kalob Puppet Co. is UConn Puppet Arts alumnus Kalob Martinez and his fiancée/collaborator Blair Gulledge. Together they create work for all ages discussing issues that affect us all as humans and animals alike. Kalob is currently a touring ensemble member of Sandglass Theater’s, Babylon. Blair is the Costume Shop Manager at the Hartford Stage.
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.