Chattanooga Now Wayne-O-Rama hosts 'Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff' puppet show

Chattanooga Now Wayne-O-Rama hosts 'Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff' puppet show

September 14th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art

If you go

› What: “Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff”

› Where: Wayne-O-Rama, 1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 108

› When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17

› Admission: Free

› For more information: wayneorama.com

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will host the puppet show, "Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff," on Sunday night, Sept. 17, at Wayne-O-Rama.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will host the...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will host the puppet show, "Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff," on Sunday night, Sept. 17, at Wayne-O-Rama.

In this one-man performance that uses hand, rod and glove puppets, David Stephens tells classic fairy tales as well as a few of his own originals.

The audience will see what happens when three billy goats try to cross a bridge belonging to a greedy troll in "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." Parker Pig encounters some good luck when he stumbles over a watering can in a retelling of "The Three Little Pigs." One of Stephens' original stories, "The Two Farmers," involves Farmer Frick and Farmer Frack and how they learn to work together to make a pot of stew.

Originally developed in 2001, this show is for children and their parents. The Center for Puppetry Arts hosted an eight-week run of more than 100 performances of this production in 2002. In 2005, the show received a Citation of Excellence from the Union Internationale de la Marionette.

Admission is free for the 6:30 p.m. performance, but there is limited seating. Children may bring floor mats for seating.