Aug 15 - Sept 17, 2017

Mother Goose


Center for Puppetry Arts

Adapted by Amy Sweeney


Aug 15 - Sept 17, 2017

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Sensory-Friendly Programming

Meet the Cast


Ages 2+

Theater for the Very Young

Reduced-Price Previews Aug 15 & 16

Mother Goose is missing! Sing, wiggle, and clap along with Mary Mary to sort out the rhymes and find clues to Mother Goose’s whereabouts.

Individuals are invited to come 30 minutes before performances of MOTHER GOOSE to enjoy preshow enrichment activities including hearing some your favorite nursery rhyme and coloring a special puppet that you can use during the show!  Preshow activities are free of charge.

Learning Themes: Rhyming, counting, sorting, problem solving

Puppetry Styles: Rod, Hand-and-Rod, Glove

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Jumping Cow Shadow Puppet

Downstairs Theater


Sensory-Friendly Programming

Sun, August 27, 2017

12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1pm: Performance
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.

Meet the Cast

Jimmica Collins  (Mary Mary) is excited to sing and dance with Mother Goose in her first production with Center for Puppetry Arts! Jimmica has performed in several shows around Atlanta including: The Bridges of Madison County (Aurora Theatre), Freed Spirits (Horizon Theatre), Company the Musical (Actor's Express), Fancy Nancy the Musical, Lyle the Crocodile (Synchronicity Theatre), Oliver the Musical (Fabrefaction Theatre),The Old Ship of Zion (Essential Theatre), and Broken (Rising Sage Theatre). Jimmica has a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. 

Luis R. Hernandez is looking forward to a fun time in Rhymeville again, reprising his role in Mother Goose from a few years ago! At the Center he has previously appeared in Cinderella Della Circus, Pete the Cat, Peter Pan, SPACE!, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Beauty & the Beast, Charlotte’s Web, Winnie the Pooh, The Adventures of Mighty Bug, Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and in the title role of Don Quixote. Some of his favorite past shows in Atlanta theatre include Spamalot (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Inside I and The Navigator (7 Stages), The Boys Next Door (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Stage Door) Guys and Dolls (Aurora Theatre), and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Theatre in the Square). He has also performed several times and directed a show for Teatro del Sol, Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, since its inception. You may have also seen him on the stages of Actor’s Express, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity, Dad’s Garage, and The Shakespeare Tavern. His TV credits include Devious Maids (Lifetime) and NCIS: New Orleans (CBS).