Published on May 27, 2013
TRURO – The Maritime Marionettes will perform
at the St. Andrew’s United Church here next
Topics : Oak Island
Truro’s Darryll Taylor, who operates the Maritime Marionettes with his partner, Heather, will present ‘Molly and the Oak
Island Treasure’ at the church (corner of Duke and King streets) on June 7 at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. on June 8.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Clay Café, the church office between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday to
Friday, or at the door.
Taylor wrote the story about Molly and the Oak Island treasure and combines local folklore with fantasy in this musical
The two skilled artists, who are dressed in black and moving about seamlessly, have the ability to bring the story of
Molly to life by manipulating their carefully designed string puppets.
The audience will also see the transformation to working shadow figures on a warmly lit cotton screen. This brings an
additional enchanting dimension of puppetry to enhance the story.
The 45-minute story includes eight marionettes and a dozen shadow puppets.
The story is about Molly and Pixie, her little fairy friend, who set out on a marvelous adventure in search of buried
treasure. Along the way Molly meets friends who help her in completing her wondrous journey.
This show features the music of the Barra MacNeils and has a rich maritime theme.