Photo by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
2013-14 Family Series
Recommended for ages 4 & up
•Wed-Fri: 10am & 11:30am
•Sat: 12pm & 2pm
•Sun: 1pm & 3pm
Lucy and her friend Little Chucky have big dreams, a treasure map, and lots of determination. The duo sets off on the adventure of a lifetime only to find themselves walking the plank at the hands of some pesky (but lovable) pirates! See what happens in this swashbuckling adventure that’s fun for the whole family!
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Make your own Plundering Pirate Hand Puppet !
Everybody Loves Pirates features a cast of 15 hand-made mouth-and-rod puppets, also known as hand-and-rod puppets. A puppeteer operates a mouth-and-rod puppet by placing one hand inside the head of the puppet to turn the puppet’s head and operate its mouth. A puppeteer opens and closes that hand to make the puppet’s mouth move as she/he provides the character’s voice. This is known as lip-synching. The puppeteer’s other hand operates the control rods attached to the puppet’s hands. The puppeteers stand behind the stage, stretching their arms above their heads to perform the mouth-and-rod puppets in the lighted playing area.
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, founded in 2000, is a puppetry troupe based in Bar
Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings - Erik and Brian Torbeck and Robin (Torbeck) Erlander. The
traveling trio has performed their original productions at fairs, festivals, theatres, schools, libraries, and some of the finest petting zoos on the East Coast.
The troupe originally got its start in the Torbecks’ childhood home in Pennsylvania where the young threesome would put on shows with their stuffed animals and hand puppets. They soon went their separate ways for college and various job and life opportunities, but when Erik took a puppetry course in college, he was hooked...and the others were recruited! In addition to Everybody Loves Pirates, their repertoire includes The Legend of the Banana Kid and The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
· Why did pirates wear eye patches? Due to a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables, pirates frequently suffered from vitamin deficiency diseases. Some diseases caused them to go blind in one eye, thus often needing an eye patch!
·“Jolly Roger” is the term for the pirates’ skull-and-crossbones flag. It was an invitation to surrender and to be treated well. A red flag meant “no quarter” or no chance to surrender.
·Contrary to what many assume, pirates were not fortunate enough to find gold and jewels as much as the movies tend to portray. They would normally obtain items such as cloth, clothing, iron, and other materials to survive on and improve their lifestyle.
·On the Caribbean island of St. Thomas you will find a place called ‘Black Beard’s Castle.’ It is believed that this is where the famous pirate spent many hours looking out for approaching ships.
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