Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories
Walker Recital Hall
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 11:00 am
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns to Mercyhurst after last season’s sold-out run of The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites. The troupe’s much-anticipated new production brings together old favorites and new friends. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (veteran of more than 3,500 performances) is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? First published in 1967, the story was written and illustrated by Carle and Bill Martin, Jr., and has been a valuable tool in helping hundreds of thousands of toddlers associate colors and meanings with objects. The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me (1986), is considered one of Carle’s most imaginatively designed works. A heartwarming exploration of a father’s love for his daughter, it’s the tale of an unusual quest for a unique plaything – the moon – and offers a splendid introduction to the wonderment of the lunar cycle. This hour-long production showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects that has won international acclaim for the Nova Scotia-based theatre company.
“A quiet delight… brought to memorable life.” – Los Angeles Times