The Secret life of bugs
Saturday March 13 @ 11 AM & 7PM
Sunday March 14 @ 11 AM
Step through the magnifying glass of blacklight puppetry into a world of Dragonflies and Dung Beetles! Join Ananse the Spider in discovering the secrets of orb weaving, nesting, and metamorphosis. An exotic musical soundtrack provides the thread which connects different species in the “web of life”. Suitable for audiences of all ages.
The Secret Life of Bugs is a blacklight puppetry performance perfomed to an original musical soundtrack. The show begins with story of how Ananse, the spider hero of African folklore, brought the sun and the moon to the world. After entering the miniature world of insects, we follow the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Along the way, spiders, dung beetles and dragonflies engage in daily activities such as orb weaving, nesting, and hunting. Ananse the spider tries to collect all the wisdom and knowledge in the world for himself. When this proves impossible, he realizes that even the smallest creatures have some wisdom.
Developed with assistance from Erin Sullivan, entomologist at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, the show is suited to audiences of all ages, and works especially well with families.
Run Time: 45 minutes
This production will be performed at 18th & Union and broadcast over the web with a live stream. You'll be watching a live performance - not a recording!