March 3rd, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grey Seal Puppets is returning to Troutman for a delightful family-friendly show about courage, perseverance, and politeness. This performance is sponsored by the Troutman Friends of the Library and the Town of Troutman.
From the Performer:
It’s never too early to show children character traits that are most admired by society. Inspired by the William J. Bennett book, The Children’s Book of Virtues, Grey Seal has produced an entertaining and enlightening program of stories from around the world including “The Little Hero of Holland,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “Please,” and “Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together.”
The show begins with a traveling salesman (played by the puppeteer) who trundles on stage with his large battered sample case and exhibits various containers, filled with virtues. He also assembles a makeshift puppet stage from the sample case. Each story’s characters and props emerge from the containers to act out a series of stories that demonstrate courage, perseverance, politeness and tolerance.
After all is said and done, the salesman realizes that what he sells can’t be bought. Virtues are priceless but they have to be practiced to be earned.
• Three UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence
• The President’s Award, from The Puppeteers of America
• NC Theatre Conference Award for Leadership in Theatre