Maritime Marionettes’ productions Molly and the Oak Island Treasure and Jack and the Beanstalk will be featured at the Big Pond Community Firehall on Wednesday, July 18 during the Big Pond Summer Festival. Molly and the Oak Island Treasure will be presented at 11am and Jack and the Beanstalk at 2pm. Tickets are $10 each per show, or $15 each for both shows, and $40 for a book of 5 tickets per show.
Molly, her boat, and Pixie, her little fairy friend, set out on a marvelous adventure in search of buried treasure. Along the way she meets new friends that help her in completing her wondrous journey. This show features the music of the Barra MacNeils and has a rich Maritime theme. Molly and the Oak Island Treasure is a 45 minute production which features 13 puppets. The show premiered in 1994 and has since toured Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Hawaii, Bermuda and France. The performance has been revised to highlight the companionship with her new found friend Ulgimmo, the Mi’kmaq boy. Also, new artistic shadow puppetry has been introduced, bringing a fresh beauty and wonder to the scenes on the ocean.
Jack and the Beanstalk is a retelling of the popular folktale that follows Jack’s incredible journey from his humble cottage, up a giant beanstalk, to a castle in the sky. It all begins when Jack agrees to trade his cow to a mysterious traveler for a bag of magic beans. This lighthearted presentation is for all ages and features marionettes, shadow puppets, music, and storytelling. The story magically reminds us to appreciate what we have, and that it is how big we are on the inside that matters most of all.
Tickets for these presentations can be purchased from CBRM Recreation Department in the Civic Centre, Sydney, Cape Breton Curiosity Shop on Charlotte Street, Sydney, Destination Cape Breton at 20 Keltic Drive, Sydney River, The Meadows Pharmasave in Sydney Forks, Ben Eoin Beach and from the Big Pond Community Centre/ Fire Department.