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"The Selfish Giant" by Blair Thomas

Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ballard Institute Theater, 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host its first-ever Fall Puppet Performance Series on four Saturdays from September to December 2014, featuring outstanding works for puppet theater by professional puppeteers from the Northeast. There will be two showings of each production, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.

On October 25, Chicago puppeteer Blair Thomas and singer/songwriter Michael Smith, will perform "The Selfish Giant." Using original puppets and music, they tell the story of this Oscar Wilde classic about a grumpy old giant and the children of his village who rejuvenate his garden. Special performance in conjunction with the gala opening of "Stages of Enchantment: The Little Puppet Theaters of Blair Thomas & Company."

Ticket prices: Adults: $12 Students: $8 Kids: $6

Tickets will be sold through the Connecticut Repertory Theatre Box Office located in the lobby of the Nafe Katter Theatre at 820 Bolton Rd, Storrs CT 06269. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, by calling (860) 486-2113, or online at:

There will be a limited number of seats. For more information about these shows, visit or call (860) 486-8580.


Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, (860) 486-8580,

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