Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

May 2 - 28
Ideal for ages 2 - 6

A Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Production
Based on the stories by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Run time: 50 minutes

“The show presents a visual feast for viewers of any age.” – Santa Barbara New Press


About this Show
Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories, by Eric Carle brings together old favorites and new friends. The hour-long production showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects which won international acclaim for the Nova Scotia-based theatre. Enjoy a whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this story has introduced generations of toddlers to the delights of identifying colors and objects.

What Critics are Saying

“bright, beautiful, winsome, and deft.” – Chicago Reader

“…The sweet-as-can-be doses of narrated fantasy—made more so by a whimsical score—continue with adaptations of two more widely read Carle works. Even kids unfamiliar with Carle’s canon remain rapt, thanks in large part to the dramatic lighting, those glowing sets and the handiwork of (just) two puppeteers.” – Time Out Chicago

“The show presents a visual feast for viewers of any age.” – Santa Barbara New Press

“A quiet delight… brought to memorable life.” – Los Angeles Times

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Box Office: 872-222-9555
Box Office Phone Hours:
9 AM – 1 PM on Tuesday-Friday

Due to construction on the lot next door to the Ruth Page Center, parking can currently be found at the following locations:
-Newberry Plaza, 1030 N. State Street, around the corner from the venue
-LAZ Parking, next to the Hotel Indigo (1250 N. Dearborn Street), just north of Division Street
-On-street parking, metered at $4/hour, two-hour maximum

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