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Roswell Cultural Arts Center Announces 2019 Summer Lineup

Post Date:03/27/2019 9:30 AM

The Roswell Cultural Arts Center has announced its lineup of shows for the 2019 Roswell Summer Puppet Series. The Series includes three Roswell Premieres and one World Premiere show that was created in partnership with the Roswell Historical Society.

The 2019 Series will include the following productions:

  • June 3 – 8: Jungle Book
    Presented by Frisch Marionettes (Ohio)
  • June 10 – 15: The 3 Little Pigs Build a Better House (Roswell Premiere)
    Presented by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre (Vermont)
  • June 17 – 22: Sleeping Beauty
    Presented by Tanglewood Marionettes (Massachusetts)
  • June 24 – 29: Rucker, Go Home! (World Premiere)
    Presented by Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy" (Georgia)
  • July 1 - 6: The Pied Picker (Roswell Premiere)
    Presented by All Hands Productions (Georgia)
  • July 8 – 13: The Giant, The Beanstalk & Jack
    Presented by Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy" (Georgia)
  • July 15 – 20: The Fairy Tailor (Roswell Premiere)
    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre (Massachusetts)

Rucker, Go Home! is set in Roswell and is based on the book Rucker the Lost Country Dog by Elaine DeNiro and the Roswell Historical Society that follows the adventures of a real dog who lived in Roswell at the turn of the twentieth century. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center received a $7,000 grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts and $7,000 in matching funds from the City of Roswell to create the Roswell-specific show.

"We were fortunate to assemble an outstanding team of talented artists to collaborate on Rucker," said Center Coordinator Donna Clayton. "The show features an original script and musical score and a set that includes animation and projection of scenes from Historic Roswell. We hope kids and families will be inspired to learn more about the historical treasures found in our city after seeing the show."

City Archivist Elaine DeNiro and the Roswell Historical Society will curate a small exhibit of children's clothing and artifacts that will be on display in the Cultural Arts Center Lobby during the month of June.

Each week, the puppet shows will take place Monday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with matinee performances on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. The Center will be closed on July 4. The Box Office and theater open a half hour prior to show time, and shows run approximately 45 minutes.

General Admission tickets are on sale now and cost $5 per person. A ticket is required for everyone ages 2 and up. Summer Passes are also on sale now for $30 and include 7 admissions for the price of 6. Tickets and Summer Passes may be purchased online at, by calling 770-594-6232, or in person at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center during business hours.

Daycares, summer camps, and scout troops are welcome and encouraged to call ahead to ensure seating. Reservations for groups of 10 or more may be made by calling 770-594-6232.

New for 2019, King of Pops will sell popsicles at the CAC bridge from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays from June 5 through July 19.

The Roswell Cultural Arts Center will also offer puppet-making workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately following select performances. Workshops will take place on June 18, 20, 25, and 27, and July 18 and 20, and each week will feature a different style of puppet. Workshop tickets cost $5 per participant and can be purchased online at or by calling 770-594-6232. Accompanying adults do not need a ticket but must stay for the workshop.

For young people ages 6 to 8 who want an in-depth exploration of many styles of puppetry, the CAC is offering a week-long puppetry camp July 8 – 12. Call 770-594-6232 for more information, and visit to register.

The 2019 Roswell Summer Puppet Series is sponsored by Atlanta Parent, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta North Point, Korsi Yoga, and Wild Slice Pizza. Rucker, Go Home! is supported by grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and is presented in partnership with the Roswell Historical Society.

The Roswell Cultural Arts Center is located at 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. For more information, visit or call 770-594-6232.

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