Tales of Beatrix Potter by Applause Unlimited
Set in an old-fashioned nursery, this performance includes three favorite Beatrix Potter stories as seen through the eyes of a young English girl growing up at the beginning of the twentieth century. As she pursues the everyday activities of playing and learning, the tales of "Two Bad Mice", "Jeremy Fisher", and "Jemima Puddleduck" seem to grow from her imagination. This 45 minute show incorporates hand, rod, and shadow puppets in a style that is sure to please young and old alike.
About the Artist:
Applause Unlimited co-founder, Christopher Hudert is a versatile artist whose skills include script writing, sculpting, set and puppet construction, puppetry, clowning, stilt walking, juggling and much more. He began his career in theater at an early age, performing with the Children's Theater of Richmond, Puppetfest Productions and other area companies. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University as a Theater Education major, Christopher put his Theater Education studies on hold to attend Ringling Bros Clown College. Offered a chance to join the Circus, he accepted a clown contract which took him on tours across the United States and Japan. A nine-year veteran of Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, Christopher has performed live for millions of people and appeared in TV shows, commercials, magazines and newspapers in both countries. He was Boss Clown for Ringling Bros. before leaving the show to join master puppeteer Terry Snyder in the creation of Applause Unlimited. He has returned to Clown College as an instructor and gives lectures and workshops on both clowning and puppetry throughout the country.