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The Owl's Apprentice - Burrinja Black Box Theatre

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Learning to be wise
the owls apprentice, black box theatre, burrinja cultural centre, shadow puppet, puppets, story telling, jenny ellis, puppeteer, puppet making
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Just in time for the holidays, Burrinja Black Box presents The Owl's Apprentice on Tuesday 29 September 2015 at 2 sessions. One at 11am and the other at 2pm. It's perfect for those ages 4 to 10 years. All tickets are $15 each and $12 each if you're a family of 4. Run time of the show is 40 minutes. The Burrinja Cultural Centre is the venue and they're located at the corner of Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey -9754 8723. Get your tickets HERE.

Bound to capture your heart, this show is interactive and playful and combines shadow and hand puppetry, physical comedy and some great storytelling skills. Owls are not born as wise as you might think. They have to be taught. Young owl Poot Poot is on the way to Owl school to study and along the way meets an echidna, a wombat, a kookaburra, a lyrebird, a kangaroo and a platypus. He learns a little something from each of them and the final result of what he learns is put to the test when the forest is in danger of perishing. Is he wise enough to save the forest? Come and find out!

After the show, puppeteer Jenny Ellis who created this interactive solo show, will offer the audience puppet demonstrations and insights on the puppet making process so make sure you hang around to get up close and personal. She uses our unique Australian animals and draws on the field of applied ethics and the '16 Habits of Mind' developed by Professor Art Costa.

Leading up to the show from the first week of the school holidays, Burrinja is offering free mask making and colouring activities for everyone to express their unique inner wise owl. Check with them for details.

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Why? Shadow and hand puppetry about a little owl who gets wise.
When: Tuesday 29 September 2015 at 2 sessions. One at 11am and the other at 2pm
Phone: 9754 8723
Where: Burrinja Cultural Centre, Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Dr, Upwey, VIC
Cost: All tickets are $15 each and $12 each if you're a family of 4.
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The show sounded good enough on its own, but what a bonus to have the puppet demonstrations and the free mask making.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7237) 1490 days ago
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