Saturday, Nov. 3 – Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Showtime: 11 a.m.
Pre-show activities and refreshments from 10-11 a.m. in the Weis Center Atrium.
Suggested for ages 3-7
Run time: 60 minutes; no intermission
Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $16
Youth 18 and under: $10
Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2): $10
Bucknell students (limit 2): $10
Non-Bucknell college students (limit 2): $10
Tickets can be purchased by:
- Visiting the Campus Box Office Online.
- Calling the Campus Box Office at 570.577.1000, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Visiting a Campus Box Office location, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
About the Performance:
The first of three tales introduces the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. He is admired – and resented – by the entire underwater world, until a clever octopus advises him to give each fish one of his scales. Further adventures follow as The Rainbow Fish finds the courage to explore the great unknown deep sea, discovering a new world with wonderful sights and friendly creatures of all shapes, sizes and colours who are eager to make his acquaintance. The underworld wonderland is the setting for an introduction to the concept of opposites. As a fitting finale, the story ends with the most satisfying opposite of all—give and take—as Rainbow Fish shares one of his shining scales with a friend.
The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia‘s striking puppetry production also includes two delightful companion stories, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep and Opposites.
“The sparkling story that became an international publishing phenomenon!” Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s elegant new show, The Rainbow Fish, is an original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colourful story. Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar ), Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You). These widely-traveled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. The Rainbow Fish features these same elements.
Winner of The Christopher Award, the Bologna Book Fair Critici in Erba Prize, American Booksellers Association ABBY Winner, and an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice title–the sweet message of The Rainbow Fish series has resonated with children, parents, teachers, librarians, and booksellers around the world.
Be sure to join the Visitors Bureau for FREE kids’ activities from the Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg in the Atrium from 10-11 a.m.