This past weekend, I spent some quality time with just one of my daughters, Milan, and took her to see The Adventures of Mighty Bug, a silly whimsical tale of a bug superhero at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
It reminded me of those old cartoons I grew up on like the Wonder Twins and the Justice League. And it made Milan smile and laugh seeing the costumed characters, Mighty Bug, Morpha the Butterfly and Scorpiana. It was more than an ordinary puppet show; it was a cute theatrical treat.
The audience was taken on a trip to Bugville, a jumpin’ little insect community that swings to the Bugville Boogie and the sweet sounds of WBUG Radio star Morpha Butterfly. Watching over the ants, fleas, crickets, water spiders, beetles and bees is the one and only Mighty Bug, a superhero with super strength, smelling, hearing and flying abilities. But the evil arachnid, Scorpiana, also has her eye on Bugville, and she has assembled a group to attack the crawling city. Filled with plenty of insect trivia and facts, this comic book style adventure story will give audiences the chance to be a fly on the wall as good battles evil and the future of Bugville hangs on the line.
Check out the Adventures of Mighty Bug from January 31 – March 17, at the Center for Puppetry Arts.