Camden Opera House

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: ‘The Legend of the Banana Kid’

Posted:  Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:00am

CAMDEN - The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will appear at the Camden Opera House as a part of Winterfest entertainment, offering a performance of, The Legend of the Banana Kid.

The show is on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Camden Public Library: $5 each, $15 per family, children 5 and under free.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, and comprised of three siblings – brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theaters in the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.

In The Legend of the Banana Kid, Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure. With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. (note that there are no guns in the show).

The Legend of the Banana Kid features 20 of the troupe’s hand-crafted glove, mouth and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling styrofoam bananas.

The length of the show is approximately 45 minutes and the recommended audience is ages 4 and up.

For more information about the Winterfest schedule of events, visit Camden Winterfest on Facebook or

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Camden Opera House