Sunday, February 23 at 2PM (Kids in the Loft activity from1-1:45PM)

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on the SOPAC stage through the magic of black light and the fanciful puppets of the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, the tale of Little Cloud tells the playful story of a simple cloud who transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing color all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.

“A quiet delight… brought to memorable life.” – Los Angeles Times

Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Copyright 1969 & 1987 by Eric Carle. All Rights Reserved. Published by Philomel Books. Little Cloud by Eric Carle Copyright 1996 by Eric Carle All Rights Reserved. Published by Philomel Books. The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle Copyright 1975 by Eric Carle All Rights Reserved. Published by Harper Collins Publishers Inc.

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Recommended Ages: 4-8
Running Time: 60 minutes including a post-performance discussion

Kids in the Loft

Ticket holders are invited to join us in the SOPAC Loft from 1-1:45PM for a pre-show activity!

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If you or a member of your party is in need of assistance please notify SOPAC at the time your tickets are purchased. The SOPAC Box Office can be reached at (973) 313-2787.