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Woof Woof the Shadow Pup Comes to Darien Arts Center
September 23 @ 4:00 pm - September 24 @ 2:00 pm$30
The Darien Arts Center is proud to present the magical and mesmerizing shadow puppet performance of Woof Woof the Shadow Pup, with shows on Saturday, September 23rd at 4pm and Sunday, September 24th at 11am and 1pm. Recommended for ages 3 and up, the heartfelt story of Woof Woof highlights the theme of sharing one’s feelings in the incredible world of shadow dance. Tickets to the show are $30 per person and available at darienarts.org .
Through Woof Woof the Shadow Pup, Becca Winter, MFA and Nancy Close, PhD, an intergenerational family duo, have combined their talents as professional women and parents to bring the healing power of play and imagination into the hearts and minds of children and families. The dynamic production features an inclusive cast of professional dancers and original music by Emmy-winning composer of Blue’s Clues and Peg + Cat, J. Walter Hawkes. Voice narration was created by American Idol star Kat Edmonson and choreography produced by America’s Got Talent Finalist, Becca Winter and Hamilton Tour Dance Supervisor, Alessandra Marconi. Projection design is created by multimedia artist Katherine Freer and illuminating puppetry design crafted by the Puppet Kitchen.
The story of the show follows Little Lucy, who faces big feelings in her day and doesn’t have the words to express herself. But with the help of her Dad and a flashlight, they discover Woof Woof the Shadow Pup, who helps Lucy speak from the heart and share all of her emotions. Lucy finds action-packed adventure in magical worlds filled with enchanted castles, rocket ships, and zany zoo animals. Woof Woof the Shadow Pup illuminates the importance of understanding and acknowledging the emotional life of young children. This inspiring story is an invitation for families to experience shadow play at home and in the magical world of shadow theater: wondrous worlds where adventure and possibility are never-ending.
Woof Woof creator, Rebecca Moore commented, “The show brings together the power of storytelling, shadow dance and captivating puppetry, while entertaining children, parents, and grandparents alike. The kids have so much fun calling out to Woof Woof in the show and watching him appear through the dancers’ magical shadow transformation. We think it’s the ultimate compliment when families tell us that their kids ask to play Woof Woof after the show because we know we’ve made a lasting positive impact long after the curtain goes down.”
Purchase tickets for Woof Woof the Shadow Pup at darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683 with questions. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.