The North Carolina Marionette Theater will be performing "Tom Benn and Black Beard the Pirate" every Tuesday this summer, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Deepwater Theater. David, Amy, Lachlan, Lou Ann, Lou Ann's granddaughter Holly, and I attended the premier performance this week. "Tom Benn" is a puppet adaptation of a 1954 children's book about Ocracoke -- "Tom Benn and Blackbeard the Pirate" by Le Grand Henderson.
The puppet show was delightful, with elaborate sets, finely crafted marionettes, an engaging story, and talented puppeteers. For more information click on the link above. You can also see a promotional video here: YouTube Video.
I am frequently amazed by the talent and creative energies that Ocracoke attracts! Be sure to bring your families to this wonderful show if you are on the island this summer.
Lou Ann took the following photos of the outdoor performance at Deepwater Theater (you can click on any photo to view a larger image):
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news0522111.htm.