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Wake Up, Daisy!

Wake up Daisy Swedish Cottage Marionette

Oct 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Nov 6, 2022

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Central Park, West 79th Street & West Drive
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 3 to 9

$12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years, free/under 18 months

The historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is back in action with modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes and music tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as her “Squad-parents”, from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx who grant her the gifts of courage, knowledge, and a second chance. When an unwelcome guest shows up and casts a curse on her, Daisy’s life is forever changed, but through the support of her friends and an adventure throughout the city, Daisy’s strong self-determination and vivid imagination may be all she needs to break the curse.

Capacity is limited for social distancing. Unassigned seating on benches in a small theater (grown-ups are encouraged to sit in the back). Stroller parking available in the lobby. Near the lovely Shakespeare Garden.

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