Shadow puppets, marionettes, sock puppets and many other versatile characters have enthralled audiences throughout the rich history of puppetry. Whether theyre made of wood, fabric or paper, puppets capture the imagination, and The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about the art and enjoy puppet shows from all over the world. The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest organization in America dedicated entirely to the art of puppet theater. The organization also houses a puppet museum that presents the history of puppetry in various cultures and illustrates the impact of the art form as a tool for teaching, healing and communication. The collection boasts over one thousand puppets and posters of historical and cultural significance.
The newest original production at The Center for Puppetry Arts is a highly creative and wickedly funny show for adults called Avanti Da Vinci. The story revolves around Leonardo Da Vinci as an inventor and superhero, Renaissance Man. With Mona Lisa as the damsel in distress, Da Vinci must rescue the fair maiden from the evil Borgias. Full of historical facts and fiction, the play offers an evening of laughter and fun for grownup audiences. The play garnered great acclaim, and has even been performed at a festival in Slovakia. To learn more about the Center's productions and museum look them up on the web.