Presented by Maritime Marionettes
- Grade Levels: Appropriate for all ages, recommended for elementary school
- Duration: 50 min. with optional question and answer period
- Cost: $650 + HST for one show, $1100 + HST for two
- Booking Dates: Available on request during the school season
- Languages: English and French
- Study Guide: Available here in PDF format
Workshops available by special arrangement:
- Introduction to Puppetry for grades 3 and up (1 hr, max 3 per day)
- Marionette Making for grades 5 and up (2.5 – 3 hrs, 1 per day)
Please contact coordinator[at]performns.ca for more details.
Script: Darryll Taylor
Music: Heather Taylor
Marionette design and costumes: Heather Taylor
Marionette and prop builder: Darryll Taylor
Voice Actor: Lenore Zann
Maritime Marionettes presents the favorite folktale of an aging donkey who follows his dream to become a musician. On the road to Bremen town, he befriends a dog, a cat and a rooster, who like him, are no longer needed as farm animals. Together they form a comical quartet and a bond that will last the rest of their lives.
The visuals of the show are performed with eloquent shadow puppets, exquisitely made marionettes and the Taylor’s masterful manipulation. The inspiring soundtrack combines bedtime story style narration, whimsical music and side splitting animal sounds.
From the opening scene to the hilarious and touching ending, this timeless tale of friendship and enthusiasm for life will inspire and entertain the child in us all.