Pippi Longstocking Comes to Central Park

City Parks Foundation Launches Pippi January 15, 2013 Based on the “Pippi Longstocking” Series by Astrid  Lindgren Performed at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the encore run of its hit 2007 production, Pippi beginning January 15, 2013 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.   Pippi is a fresh retelling of the classic “Pippi Longstocking” tales by Astrid Lindgren, adapted for the stage by award winning playwright, Zakiyyah Alexander.  The production features nearly two dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert  puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Kids and families will enjoy the incredible adventures of quick-witted and super-strong Pippi as she overcomes bullies and burglars, all while fending off social conventions that threaten to prevent her friends from being creative. “We welcome kids and families to enjoy this revival of ‘Pippi,’” said Alison Tocci, President of City Parks Foundation.  “The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is one of the most enchanting children’s theaters in the country and a perfect place to honor Astrid Lindgren, Sweden’s legendary author of children’s literature.”

SHOW TIMES & RESERVATIONS

Show times for Pippi, beginning Tuesday, January 15, 2013 are:

  • Tuesday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm, with an additional 2:30 pm performance each Wednesday
  • Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm

The production will run through Sunday June 23, 2012.

Reservations are required.  Tickets are $5/children and $8/adults.  Group rates are available for schools and other large groups.  For reservations, please visitwww.CityParksFoundation.org. For group rates and information on birthday parties, please call 212-988-9093.

The Cottage is located in Central Park at 81th Street and Central Park West, just south of the Delacorte Theater.  For more information, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.