Dreamtime by Barefoot Puppet Theatre
Emus, crocodiles and frogs — oh my!
Experience the magic of “The Land Down Under” in this performance inspired by Aboriginal folktales. A young platypus, Billy, has a tough time being nocturnal. Going to sleep in the middle of the day? His mother tries to help him settle in by sharing three stories from the Australian Dreamtime. In these “How and Why” tales, you’ll learn how the emu became a flightless bird and why the platypus looks so strange. In the final story, you’ll even meet a giant, bloated, ocean-swallowing frog!
Will the world survive the loss of water? Will Billy EVER fall asleep?
Show length: 50 minutes
Styles of Puppetry: Rod and hand puppets
Puppets, Script, and Scenery by Heidi Rugg
Set by Sam & Heidi Rugg
Music by Eric Weinberg
Photo Credit (left): Warren Johnson