Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia to Bring THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR to CCPA, 2/20-21

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia to Bring THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR to CCPA, 2/20-21

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will visit the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 with three performances of their signature production, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites. The engagement includes two sold-out school performances at 10:30am on February 20 and 21, and a public performance at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 20. This one-hour production is recommended for ages three through second grade, and anyone who loves Eric Carle stories. The performance brings three of Carle's beloved stories to life through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The production was adapted, designed, and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent.

Tickets for the public performance are $14 for adults and $10 for children and are available online at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center.

About The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites:
On tour continuously since 1999, Mermaid's compilations of five Eric Carle stories have generated remarkable statistics and earned considerable praise from audiences on several continents. Featuring innovative black-light puppetry and evocative original music, the fifty-minute production includes three beloved stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.

High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more.

The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing color all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.

To date over 3000 performances have been presented to nearly 2 million spectators throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Holland, Vietnam, Ireland, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. To date, presentations have been offered in Dutch, English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and French.

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