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Aesop’s Fables by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$6 – $12

As part of its 2019 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of
Puppetry at the University of Connecticut is pleased to present Aesop’s Fables by Tuckers’ Tales
Puppet Theatre on July 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1
Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs.

Aesop, one of the greatest storytellers of the ancient world, had a great sense of humor. And it’s a
good thing, because when Tuckers’ Tales perform his stories, they take a few unexpected twists. The
Tortoise and the Hare is a hare-raising adventure of Olympic proportions; join the rapid racers as they
undertake one of the most famous contests of all time. The Fox and the Crow is the story of a hungry
fox that notices a crow with a great piece of cheese high up in a tree. Before she finishes, the crow’s
meal is interrupted by a lesson in the dangers of self-admiration. In The Ant & the Grasshopper, the
grasshopper lives a carefree life, and that’s a wonderful thing, but how will he care for himself when
things get difficult? He better take care before he winds up a “grass-sicle” in the frozen winter. The
Frog and the Ox asks the question: “what is it that impresses you?” Sometimes trying to prove that
you are not impressed with immensity may have immense consequences. This show is 40 minutes
long and is recommended for ages 3+.

Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre, the performing division of Puppet Perceptions, Inc., is a performing
company from the Philadelphia area founded in 1981. Co-directors Marianne and Tom Tucker have performed at puppet, folk, ethnic, and street festivals; and at craft fairs, shopping centers, theaters
and schools around the country. Audiences from small children to senior citizens have enjoyed the
variety of styles skillfully displayed in their interesting programs.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $12; Members/Seniors: $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under).

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860-
486-8580, or online at A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the day of performance starting at 10 a.m.
There will be open seating and no reservations. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located
at 33 Royce Circle. Parking is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily
maximum charge of $8. For more information about these performances or if you require an
accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860-486-8580 or


July 13
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$6 – $12
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Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
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1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT 06268 United States
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