The Ugly Duckling

A Puppet Show

The Ugly Duckling Puppet Festival Mississauga
The Ugly Duckling Puppet Festival Mississauga

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About The Show

Experience the enchanting world of “The Ugly Duckling,” a heartwarming puppet show crafted for young children and families! Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless tale, this delightful performance teaches the cherished lessons of acceptance and kindness.

This Puppet Show has played around the world including at Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC.

Perfect for little ones and toddlers aged 3 and up, this puppet show is not just entertainment—it’s a captivating journey into the values that truly matter. Immerse your child in the magic of theatre and storytelling, fostering a love for creativity and empathy from a young age. Don’t miss the chance to share this memorable experience with your little adventurers!

Important Information

The Ugly Duckling is playing at Maja Prentice Theatre in Mississauga on Sunday October 29th at 4pm. Tickets are $6.00 and sold at the theatre on the day of the event. Cash and cards are accepted.

About the Ugly Duckling

Once upon a time, in a peaceful nest near a sparkling lake, a mother duck patiently waitz for her eggs to hatch. One by one, the eggs crack open, and fluffy ducklings emerge, chirping and peeping. But among them is an odd-looking duckling, with feathers that are not soft and yellow like the others, but rather gray and scraggly. Different from his siblings, the other animals in the farmyard noticed.

The poor little duckling is teased and ridiculed by the other ducklings. One day the ugly duckling encounters a group of elegant white birds and aspires to be as beautiful as them.

About The Company

The Ugly Duckling is presented by Sevnica Castle Puppet Theater, from Slovenia.

Located at Sevnica Castle, which dates from the 12th century and lies approximately 85 km east of Ljubljana, Sevnica Castle Puppet Theater (GLG) was established in 2010. Husband-and-wife team Bernard Pungerčič (managing director, puppet-maker, animator, scriptwriter) and Snježana Pungerčič (artistic director, stage director, actor, scriptwriter) are founders of the theatre.

As well as performing a repertoire of puppet shows, some based on traditional fairytales, the theatre also organises a variety of workshops and seminars for children and adults.

About Puppet Festival Mississauga

Discover Puppet Festival Mississauga, an international celebration of puppetry and animation! The Festival takes place throughout Mississauga, with something for everyone.

Whether you’re a parent seeking fun for your kids or a lover of creativity, this festival has something for everyone. Experience captivating performances, interactive workshops, and fascinating exhibits showcasing the best of puppetry from around the world.

More than 15 events, including puppet shows, short films, workshops, exhibitions, and talks, are carefully curated to provide quality education and entertainment for families. Puppet Festival Mississauga aims to enrich children’s lives through award-winning shows, animated films, and interactive activities.

The festival takes place in various locations across Mississauga, including Port Credit, Clarkson, Cooksville, Mississauga City Centre, Rathburn, Streetsville, and Malton. Collaborating with local organizations such as art galleries, museums, theaters, and outdoor spaces brings the city to life.

Proudly organized by Crane Creations Theatre Company, a non-profit professional theatre company based in Mississauga. The festival’s goal is to provide unique artistic experiences that spark curiosity and wonder, inspiring children’s interest in robotics and engineering.

Puppetry plays a vital role in technological and social advancements. Puppetry is in the complex machines and popular animated shows that utilize puppetry techniques. Join the conversation on social media and share how puppetry influences your life.

In 2023, Bridges Festival has rebranded as Puppet Festival Mississauga, returning for the fourth time. Don’t miss the chance to unleash your inner puppeteer and be a part of this exciting event. Join us at Puppet Festival Mississauga and discover a world of enchantment!

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