‘The Banana Kid" rides again

Feb 09, 2018
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will present “The Legend of the Banana Kid” during vacation week at Belfast Free Library.

Belfast — Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., will host a free, all-ages performance by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers Thursday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m.

The Bar Harbor puppet troupe's “The Legend of the Banana Kid” features 20 handcrafted glove, mouth and rod puppets; and a slew of flying and twirling Styrofoam bananas. This gun-free adventure features Little Chucky, who heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in. With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers comprise three siblings, brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theaters in the United States and Canada. The siblings write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.

The show is approximately 45 minutes long and is recommended for audiences age 4 and older. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 338-3884, ext. 24.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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