“Peter Rabbit Tales” by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre on 7/14 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

As part of its popular family-friendly Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series hosting acclaimed puppeteers from around New England and beyond, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Peter Rabbit Tales by Pennsylvania’s Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre on Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. Also join us for our grand opening of our new exhibitions “Spiffy Pictures: Adventures in Television Animation” and “Frank Ballard into the 80s” at noon with free refreshments and tour!

The favorite of children the world over, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories have been loved for generations. Now Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre brings them to life in an irresistible manner with colorful scenery and turn-of-the-century costumes for an unforgettable theater experience. Included are: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. This show is 45 minutes long and recommended for ages 4+.

Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre is a Philadelphia-area-based performing company founded in 1981 by co-directors Marianne and Tom Tucker. With a repertoire of 36 shows, they have performed at puppet, folk, ethnic, and street festivals; and at craft fairs, libraries, theaters and schools around North America. Audiences from small children to senior citizens have enjoyed the variety of styles skillfully displayed in their colorful and entertaining programs.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $12; Members/Seniors: $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under).

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 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 or if you require an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860-486-8580 or bimp@uconn.edu.