“Turtle’s New Home” opens Saturdays with Puppets

“Turtle’s New Home” by Deborah Costine Nature Puppets

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 11am & 2pm, tickets $7

Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street

Blanding the turtle searches for a new home in Deborah Costine’s moving story of animals living in a wetland environment. The turtle can’t cross the new road built between her pond and the place she goes to lay her eggs so she sets off on a quest that brings new friends and solutions. Deborah designed and built the animal puppets in “Turtle’s New Home”with accuracy to help children identify animals of wetlands in Massachusetts. The show is best for ages four and up and will be followed by a play time with animal puppets and homes they might live in.

Deborah Costine is an artist, author, naturalist and puppeteer who has been presenting school and public performances throughout New England for over thirty years. She is a winner of the U.N.I.M.A. USA Citation for Excellence. “Turtle’s New Home” was produced with the aid of a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

This year Saturdays with Puppets will have four days of fine puppetry at Arlington Center for the Arts, with two shows each, at 11am and 2pm. Hope to see you there!