Event Details


How does a spider beat an elephant in a bout of tug-of-war? Overpowers a python?  Captures a cloud of hornets? With Anansi the Spider, world-famous trickster, all things are possible … if only you have a plan! You’ll find out about Anansi’s plotting and scheming when Puppet Arts Theatre presents “Trickster Tales starring Anansi the Spider.”  This 45-minute performance, written by Heidi Rugg, of Barefoot Puppets, features Anansi the Spider in two traditional folk tales of the Beluba and Ashanti peoples.  In addition to Anansi, audience will meet Elephant, Hippo, Namibi the Python, Osebo the Leopard, a swarm of angry hornets and an even angrier Sky-God!  Colorful scenery, original music, lots of puns and Sky-God a giant puppet creates a wonderful backdrop for the antics of these expressive rod and hand puppets.  It’s a high- energy show with fun for all ages!

Day/Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 9:00a.m. and 12:00p.m.

Price: $5.00

You can visit PUPPET ARTS THEATRE on the web at http://tinyurl.com/PuppetArtsTheatre.


Company Information

PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is a professional touring company under the direction of Peter Zapletal, an award-winning puppetry producer and animator. Mr. Zapletal received a degree in puppetry from the Academy for Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic.  He will be joined on stage by T. J. McSparrin and Lesley Raybon, long time contributors and performers with Puppet Arts Theatre.  Both were previously seen in The Toad Prince, Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! and in Pinocchio.


PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is devoted to bringing exciting and memorable performances to its audiences. Since 1968, this theater has thrilled children of all ages from Boston to Tampa and throughout the Southeast with magical and exciting theatrical experiences.  PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is on the Performing Arts Touring Program of the Mississippi Arts Commission