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Tales of Peter Rabbit


Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families, presents: Beatrix Potter’s TALES OF PETER RABBIT “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny” are combined to reveal the beloved world of Beatrix Potter. On a beautiful summer morning the lovable hedgehog, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, merrily journeys to the fir tree home of Mrs. Rabbit. She is delivering the freshly washed clothes of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. Little does she know that Peter is going to wear his clean blue jacket on a dangerous adventure in Mr. McGregor’s garden! Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was born in London but spent most of her adult life in Sawrey, West Morland County in northern England. Potter spent much of her time creating detailed drawings of the local flora and fauna and wished to publish a book on her botanical studies. When this proved unsuccessful, she turned to creating small children's stories with beautiful drawings. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was written in 1893 and Beatrix Potter paid to have it published in 1900 as a gift for one child. This one child's gift has pleased thousands upon thousands of children ever since. Founding Artistic Director Jean Enticknap was awarded an Artist Trust Grant for creating Tales of Peter Rabbit using Bunraku-style puppets. Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers, dressed entirely in black to symbolize their invisibility, operate the puppets. Ben Burris, Amy Escobar and Gina Wilhelm are the puppeteers directed by Jean Enticknap. Michael Flint created the musical score and V. Kay Petersen wrote the songs. Funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax. Performance Schedule and Ticket Information: Magnuson Park Theatre 7110 62nd Ave NE, Building #47, Seattle, WA 98115 Oct. 8, 9 (1:00PM & 3:00PM) Sunset Hill Community Club 3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117 Oct. 22, 23 (1:00PM & 3:00PM) BYT Ivanhoe Theatre 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008 Oct. 29, 30 (2:00PM & 4:00PM) General Admission - $10.00 per show Season Ticket: $30.00 (four shows for the price of three) Purchase tickets at or Information Phone: (206) 524-3388 Email:

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