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“The Superhero Within: Episode 2!” by Anatar Marmol-Gagné, 8/12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series of new works by UConn Puppet Arts students and alumni for family audiences, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will present The Superhero Within: Episode 2! by Puppet Arts MFA student Anatar Marmol-Gagné on Saturday, August 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center.

It’s summer break at Superhero Academy and Alex & Sage can’t wait for their summer adventures to begin. They quickly learn that being a superhero cadet is a full-time job when villains start to ruin their holiday. With the help of The Vigilantes, Alex & Sage will stop at nothing to get their summer back! Recommended for all ages.

Anatar Marmol-Gagné is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She is an MFA candidate in the Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing from Hunter College. Her strong background in art, dance, writing, fiber and fabrication all comes together seamlessly with her love for puppetry. As a puppeteer, Anatar has trained at the National Puppetry Conference at the O’Neill Theater Center, taught children’s puppet workshops, performed in puppet slams and festivals, and founded and curates the Pinned & Sewtured Puppet Slam in New Haven, CT. Anatar created the original episode of The Superhero Within as her Master of Fine Arts project in the UConn Puppet Arts Program.

Admission is $6 for children (12 years and under), $8 for adults.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860-486-8580, or online at bimp.ticketleap.com. A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the day of performance starting at 10 a.m. There will be open seating, and no reservations. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle. Parking in the Storrs Center Garage is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. For more information about these performances, call 860-486-8580.

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