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February Puppet Shows at Durant Arts Center by the National Capital Puppetry Guild 

Beech Tree Puppets a mobile children’s theater serving schools, libraries, public venues and private events in the Washington, DC / Baltimore area. (File photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA–The National Capital Puppetry Guild in collaboration with the Office of the Arts will present Beech Tree Puppets at two family-friendly puppet shows 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on February 17 at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.  

Beech Tree Puppets, founded in 2012 by Ingrid and Ole Hass, features meaningful stories, artfully told with hand-crafted puppets and sets and the use of simple instruments and beautiful singing.  The repertory currently has six shows, with two more being created for 2018. Beech Tree Puppets has also designed unique educational workshops that enhance and support the regular school curriculum.

Reservations per show are $5 for person, including children. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. To purchase tickets online, visit, select activity number:

  • 02: Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m.
  • 03: Saturday, February 17, 11:15 a.m.

The Durant Arts Center is managed by the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For additional information contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565, [email protected] or visit

For additional information about the National Capital Puppetry Guild, contact Jeff Bragg at 703.424.5553 or [email protected].

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail [email protected] or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

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