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'Peter and the Wolf' story told using puppetry


A free play in a Powell park this weekend joins puppetry with a classic children's symphony.

An outdoor production of Peter and the Wolf featuring hand-crafted puppets is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Village Green Amphitheater, adjacent to Powell's Municipal Building, 47 Hall St.

The story is a Russian fable for children about a boy who disobeys his grandmother and finds himself in a precarious spot when he encounters a big, mean wolf.

The production is a puppet show starring characters designed and created by Village Academy art students.

The puppeteers and narrator are drawn from the school's performance drama class, and the show features choreography from a dance professional.

The story was written to be accompanied by a musical score, performed this time by Delaware's Central Ohio Symphony.

Each character is paired with a particular instrument and musical theme, said Dana Cox, Village Academy's public relations coordinator.

The outdoor amphitheater at the Village Green has plenty of seating and a shelter overlooking the stage with shade and picnic tables.

"We feel that this is a perfect venue to combine this wonderful orchestra and the talents of the Village Academy students to create this free community concert and puppet show," said Lynne Kirby, Village Academy art teacher and show director.

The play lasts about 30 minutes.

The program is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Powell.