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Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 11:30am

Center For Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street Northwest at 18th
Atlanta, GA 30309

$12.50 - $25

The Center for Puppetry Arts will introduce Harold and the Purple Crayon to the puppet stage April 2-May 26. Based on five of the books from Crockett Johnson's beloved series, the original production invites audiences to watch as a curious young boy discovers his power to create anything he can imagine, simply by drawing it with his oversized purple crayon. From enchanted gardens to the circus - even a wild ride to the moon - audiences will watch Harold create his fantastic world in real time on stage. 

In addition to meeting Harold, patrons can look forward to other delightful characters, including the Very Hungry Moose, the Deserving Porcupine, a circus clown and a space alien!

Recommended for ages four and up, Harold and the Purple Crayon will be presented in the Mainstage Theater, April 2 - May 26. Reduced-price previews take place Tuesday April 2 at 10 a.m. and noon. The regular show schedule is as follows:

April 2 - 7

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. and noon

Saturday: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

April 9 - May 26

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.*

*There will be no shows on Sunday, April 21

All-inclusive ticket prices vary but start at $12.50 (members) and $25 (nonmembers) and include entrance to the Create-A Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make, decorate and perform with their own Purple Porcupine Rod Puppet, as well as admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets in the world as well as a global gallery organized by continent with puppets from all over the globe. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 404.873.3391.

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