A hungry caterpillar returns to campus


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The main characters Brown Bear and the Caterpillar from their respective stories will come to life on stage.

Carlena Bressanelli, Staff writer

When you are a little kid, one of your parents might have read you some popular children’s picture books such as the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,” or even “The Very Quiet Cricket.”
The Brown Bear and the Caterpillar fans are in luck. Since last year’s two–performance show, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” show presented by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia was sold out and got so much positive feedback, Mercyhurst decided to bring the performance back for this year’s show.
The show will consist of the stories of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,” which has helped children around the world understand colors and objects’ meanings, and  “Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me,” which is about  the unusual quest of the curiosity of the lunar circle and how a father loves his daughter.
Eric Carle wrote “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “The Very Quiet Cricket,” but “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” was written and illustrated by Bill Martin Jr. and  Carle.
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings these beloved works to life.
They work with talented artists and make their own puppets to put on children’s’ shows.
They use puppetry, scenic effects, original music and soft storytelling to make the shows come alive.
So far, around 400 performances  were performed and praised.
It will be about an hour–long performance performed in the Walker Recital Hall on Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Adult tickets are $15, seniors are $12.50 and students/ youth tickets are $10.
Mercyhurst students get in for free with their student ID.
Come see your favorite childhood stories happen live.