Ruth and the Green Book at CPA Atlanta {Ticket Giveaway}

Have you taken your child to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta?  Now is your chance!  Whether you have visited numerous times or are a first time attendee, I have a special announcement for all of you.

Ruth and the Green Book will be playing at the Center for Puppetry Arts February 7- 26, 2012.  This special performance is intended for ages 9+, so it’s great for an afternoon or evening out with your teen.  In case you are not familiar with Ruth and the Green Book, let me tell you a bit more about this fascinating tale.

Adapted and Directed by Jon Ludwig

Based on the book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, with illustrations by Floyd Cooper

Produced by special arrangement with Lerner Publishing Group

2011-12 Teen & Adult Series

Chronicling a relatively-unknown chapter in Civil Rights history, Ruth and the Green Book follows an African American family as they travel from Chicago to Alabama in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s. After being turned away from hotels, gas stations and restaurants, 8-year-old Ruth and her parents are introduced to “The Green Book,” a travel guide for black motorists conceived as a response to the humiliation and violence experienced by African Americans while traveling. Using an innovative combination of puppetry and animated projections that are inspired by the book’s evocative illustrations, this collaboration between Artistic Director Jon Ludwig and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey celebrates this great guidebook that  helped Ruth’s family, like many others, find safe routes to welcoming places and people.

After the performance, don’t forget to pick up your copy of the book at the Center’s store.

Now, for the exciting news!  I have two tickets to the 11am performance of Ruth and the Green Book on Saturday, February 11, 2012 for one lucky reader. 

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