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Mr. Twister and the Tale of Tornado Alley

Location: Bradley Rosaceous Collection

Saturday, June 10

Pre-show puppetmaking workshop starts at 11:00am
Show runs noon–12:45pm

An opera for youth and families, Mr. Twister and the Tale of Tornado Alley, tells the tale of a family reunion between the North Wind and the South Wind as observed by a meteorologist and storm chaser, Mr. Twister, and his nephew. Journeying around the globe, the story weaves together the science behind the formation of tornadoes and instruction on severe weather safety. Told via colorful characters, memorable melody, and approachable meteorological facts. Join us on this musical adventure (with puppets!).

Be sure to allow enough time to arrive and get settled before the performance starts at noon. Families are welcome to bring blankets or low chairs for the performance. Seating will be arranged according to height. The event is wheelchair accessible.

Families are also invited to a pre-show puppetmaking workshop where your child can make a puppet to use during the performance of Mr. Twister. The workshop begins at 11:00am, though once registered, you may drop in to make a puppet anytime between 11:00am and noon.

In the event of inclement weather, both the puppetmaking and the performance will move to the Hunnewell Visitor Center, with first-come admission due to space limitations.

This production is funded by The Boston Foundation and produced in partnership with the Arnold Arboretum, Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA and Mothers Out Front Boston.