CityParks PuppetMobile Brings Free Traveling Entertainment to NYC Parks
City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the debut of its newest marionette show, The Big Good Wolf. The show will travel to parks in all five New York City boroughs on the CityParks PuppetMobile now through September 2018. For up to date information on the date, time and locations of all performances visit the City Parks Foundation website at www.CityParksFoundation.org.
This modern-day fairy tale stars characters from the classic story, Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Our original production of The Big Good WOLF takes audiences on a journey into the enchanted forest where the WOLF seeks the help of his fairy godmice to change from bad to good. In order to change, the fairygod mice send the WOLF on an adventure to help Baby Bear and her friend Goldilocks. Can the WOLF complete his mission and change in time to become The Big Good Wolf?
"We are thrilled to be presenting this original production of The Big Good WOLF to audiences across New York City with our traveling PuppetMobile," said Bruce Cannon, Artistic Director of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. "Our vibrant scenes, delightful characters and captivating story will bring something special to NYC parks this summer."
The original script for The Big Good WOLF is written by Jeff Borkin, with music by Daryl Kojak and lyrics by Daryl Kojak and Jeff Borkin. Editing and direction are all done by longtime Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre Artistic Director, Bruce Cannon.
Showtimes & Reservations
All CityParks PuppetMobile shows are free of charge to the general public. NO RESERVATIONS are necessary.
The show will run from now until early Fall 2018. 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 350 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across the city -- reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.
About the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the Swedish Cottage which was suggestive of a model schoolhouse caught the eye of Central Park creator Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877. A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions. Under the direction of City Parks Foundation, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and CityParks PuppetMobile continues to thrill audiences from around the world, entertaining upwards of 65,000 people each year.