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The Crane Maiden at PuppetART Detroit Puppet Theater

PuppetART presents this ancient Japanese folktale of good versus evil at Detroit Puppet Theater, on Saturdays, April 6-27 plus a performance on Thursday, April 18, 2013

A time-tested folktale, The Crane Maiden – which comes to life on stage at Detroit Puppet Theater, April 6-27, 2013 – combines puppets with live actors, in traditional Japanese dress, music and Haiku poetry to convey how temptation and a broken promise can influence and even change destinies.

A young man rescues an injured crane, saving its life. The crane turns out to be a young maiden – and he falls in love with her.

The maiden gratefully rewards him with a specially woven fabric made from crane feathers, making him promise not to sell it.

Local merchants become enamored with the lovely material and tempt the young man to break his agreement. Caving to the pressure, he sells it – breaking his promise to the maiden and turning her back into a crane.

A classic tale of good versus evil, concretely illustrated by the live actors physically manipulating the puppets, make this performance a relatable experience for children.

PuppetART Detroit Puppet Theater, founded in 1998 by puppeteers from the Soviet Union, includes the 70-seat theater, a museum and a studio for workshops. Located in Detroit's Theater District, it has produced 1,600 shows for over 100,000 children and 50,000 adults.

Light refreshments such as chips, juice and fruit snacks are available for purchase and consumption in the lobby only.

Performances take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 6, 13, 20 and 27. There is also a 2 p.m. performance on Thursday, April 18.

Tickets prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Immediately following performances, theatergoers may attend a workshop for an additional $8 fee.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on The Crane Maiden by PuppetART at the Detroit Puppet Theater.

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