Ten years and counting! StoneLion Puppet Theatre will celebrate Mother’s Day with Kansas City’s largest community arts project and giant puppet show, Mother’s Day for Mother Earth. Larger than life puppets, professional actors, dancers, community participants and you will celebrate spring on the lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This free event has attracted over 6000 audience members and grows annually. Viewers from as far away as Sweden and Pakistan have joined our local residents in a day of celebration for our planet and families with puppets up to 20’ tall.
This year’s theme is all about water. The Mermaid’s Tail (Tale) follows the journey of a giant plastic water bottle down a storm drain and eventually out to sea. Who and what will be effected? Over 100 community volunteers from age 2 years to 75 will perform alongside StoneLion’s professional troupe. Crescendo Conservatory from Overland Park, KS is our featured partner supplying over forty dancers to the cast. Bring your picnic, set up a lawn chair, tour the museum, make your own puppet at our craft tables and enjoy the day.
Fact: Did you know Mother’s Day started as Peace Day protesting war? What better way to spend Mother’s Day than in the park with a beautiful and timely puppet spectacle about protecting the planet we live on for our children?
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Noon-4 p.m. interactive activities around the museum
2 p.m. Mother’s Day for Mother Earth giant puppet play
Where: South Lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64111
FREE for the entire family. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chair (lawn chair seating in designated areas only)
Sponsored by The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, Kansas City Parks and Recreation, The Francis Family Foundation, KC Water Services, The ArtsKC Fund, Mid America Regional Council and The Law Offices of Lance Loewenstein.