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"The Great Red Ball Rescue" by Faye Dupras

Saturday, March 5, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center

As part of its Spring Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will present "The Great Red Ball Rescue" by UConn Puppet Arts alumna Faye Dupras on Saturday, March 5, 2016. There will be two showings, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.

Join Jasper on a family trip to the beach, where he has a lovely time in the sun with his favorite Red Ball until a terrible thing happens: it gets whisked away into the ocean! Follow our timid friend as he takes a courageous journey into the depths of the ocean and then into the clouds to find his Red Ball friend. Meet fantastical fortunetellers, thieving fisherman and many mysterious creatures of the deep. Will Jasper ever be able to reclaim the Red Ball he loves best? Faye Dupras creates an enthralling story with beautifully crafted rod and shadow puppets. With the addition of an original musical score, this show is guaranteed to bring joy to all ages.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $10; Students: $7; Kids: $5

Tickets will be sold in advance through the Connecticut Repertory Theatre Box Office located in the lobby of the Nafe Katter Theatre at 820 Bolton Rd, Storrs CT 06269. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, by calling (860) 486-2113, or online at A $3.00 surcharge will be added to any purchases made online or over the phone. Tickets may be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the day of performance. There will be a limited number of seats. For more information about these shows, visit


Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, (860)486-8580 or

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (primary), Dramatic Arts, UConn Master Calendar

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