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Song Dog Puppeteers to perform ‘Coyote and The Boy Ben’

The Song Dog Puppeteers perform “Coyote and the Boy Ben.”
IMG “ Coyote Mom and Pup” : A close up of Coyote Mom and her Pup, marionette puppets created by Maine artist Melissa Glendinning.
The Song Dog Puppeteers
The Song Dog Puppeteers perform “Coyote and the Boy Ben.” IMG “ Coyote Mom and Pup” : A close up of Coyote Mom and her Pup, marionette puppets created by Maine artist Melissa Glendinning.
Posted April 23, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
A close up of Coyote Mom and her Pup, marionette puppets created by Maine artist Melissa Glendinning.
The Song Dog Puppeteers
A close up of Coyote Mom and her Pup, marionette puppets created by Maine artist Melissa Glendinning.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Sail Power Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, Maine

For more information: 207-596-0300; CoastalChildrensMuseum.org

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Song Dog Puppeteers will present the puppet show “Coyote and The Boy Ben” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at  the Sail Power Steam Museum in Rockland, 75 Mechanic St.

The 25-minute performance tells the story of a Mother Coyote searching for her little pup, who has run off to play with a butterfly, and a boy called Ben who found himself in the forest after following a bunny. Their story is performed through hand-made marionette puppets and is accompanied by music created and performed by Maine musicians.  This performance is made possible by the generous support of the Coastal Children’s Museum’s ‘Sponsor of the Month’ Camden National Bank.  CNB’s own Penny the Pig will be on site as well welcoming audience members and handing out goodies downstairs in the museum during and after the show.

Using the vision of Conservational Biologist Geri Vistein and the talents of puppeteers, artists, and musicians the group of five individuals become the Song Dog Puppeteers and use marionettes, shadow puppets and music to tell their tale.  Inspired by true accounts of Native Americans describing how coyotes would re-unite Native American parents with lost children, the show educates audiences about the often misunderstood and maligned Maine resident, the coyote. Even a wild animal has a family to care for and a desire to find a place to call home, a fitting Mother’s Day meditation as we remember our own families.   More information about the Coyote and their importance in our ecosystem can be found on Vistein’s educational website coyotelivesinmaine.com.

Tickets to the show are $2 for non-members and $1 for members and admission to the museum is separate and scholarships are available. For more information or to reserve your tickets, please emailinfo@coastalchildrensmuseum.org or call 596-0300.  Located at 75 Mechanic Street in Rockland, the Coastal Children’s Museum is a 501 c3 non-profit dedicated to providing an opportunity to explore, discover, and learn, through play, about the natural world, the arts and sciences, and the diversity of Maine’s coast. FMI visit CoastalChildrensMuseum.org or find them on Facebook.

 

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