The Being Belhaven Art Series presents “The Carnival of the Animals” at Belhaven Park, 100 Poplar Blvd., on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM.
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS is, in the words of the French composer, Camille Saint-Saens, a grand zoological fantasy for orchestra. PUPPET ARTS THEATRE, inspired by this famous musical score, set the show in a circus. It is a hilarious romp through animal, clown and other creature acts like chickens on a seesaw and tortoise and the hare re-creating their famous race. Rabbits on a trampoline and a six foot tall bird are featured in this show designed to entertain.
PUPPET ARTS THEATRE is a professional touring company under the direction of Peter Zapletal, an award-winning puppetry producer. His television specials, produced for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, have been seen nationwide on PBS. Mr. Zapletal received MA degree in puppetry from the Academy for Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. He will be joined on stage by Olivia Hansford and Lesley Raybon. Jarmila Zapletal, a professional puppet maker and designer, shared in the creation of the puppets and the sets for the production.
Bring your blankets and chairs. Admission is free thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and our Art Series Sponsors: Keifer’s, Fenian’s, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Funderburg Sessums & Peterson, & Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.