“The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea” by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre on 9/24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

As part of its Fall Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea by UConn alumni Jamie Keithline and Bonny Hall of Crabgrass Puppet Theatre on Saturday, September 24, 2016. There will be two showings, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT.

The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea is a swashbuckling adventure about friendship and cooperation, a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, searching for the same clues. The princess stays one step ahead by tricking the pirate at every turn. But when they face danger together, they find that friendship is the best treasure of all. Featuring colorful scenery, multiple styles of puppetry, and original pirate songs, you won’t want to miss the boat on this fun adventure tale!

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre was founded in 1982 by Jamie Keithline and Bonny Hall, who met as UConn students in 1979 and have been working together ever since. They began their company in San Francisco, and now live near Brattleboro, Vermont. Their performing venues have included the World Trade Center, The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, the Smithsonian, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. They have created 25 full-length productions, performed at numerous regional, national, and international puppet festivals, and have been awarded two UNIMA Citations of Excellence.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $12; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by phone at 860.486.8580, or online at http://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 a limited number of seats. For more information about these performances, visit bimp.uconn.edu or call 860.486.8580.