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With his banjo in hand, Picker Pete sets off seeking fame and fortune. When he finds that the big city of Hamlin has been taken over by roaches, he realizes that his journey to stardom might not be what he had in mind! "The Pied Picker" features a colorful cast of fairytale characters, skillful moving-mouth puppetry, live banjo music, and lots of laughs!
Mouth puppets. Recommended for all ages 4 and up.
About the Performer:
David Stephens is the creator of All Hands Productions, a puppet company that, for over a decade, has been dedicated to developing and presenting quality puppet theater for audiences of all ages. David has toured his seven popular productions to theaters, schools, libraries, and festivals throughout the United States and Canada. His show, "Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff" was awarded the prestigious UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in 2005 (the equivalent of an Oscar in the puppetry world). In addition to creating original works, David has also been a puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company and has been a Muppet performer on "Sesame Street." He also performed numerous characters in the live production of Emmet Otter at the Goodspeed Opera House. David is a graduate of Troy University and the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program (MA 2001). Originally from Alabama, he now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to his work as a puppeteer, David is also an accomplished banjo player. For more information visit www.allhandsproductions.com and www.davidstephensbanjo.com
This production was developed with support from the Jim Henson Foundation.