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Stepping into Mr. Ruraru’s Yard: A Social Story

Going to a Puppet Show and being in the audience:

Mr. Ruraru’s Yard

I will drive to Hilltop Montessori School. I will drive up a steep hill to get there.

After parking I will walk passed a playground and through the front door.

I will see the person taking money and giving tickets for the show. They will hand me a program.

I will see other people coming to the show.

Then I will go into the theater, which is part of a school gymnasium.

The theater will have dim lights.

I will sit down on a chair or a bench. There will be lots of other people sitting in chairs and benches waiting for the show to start.  I will be part of the audience.

I will wait for the show to start, just like everyone else in the audience.

Shoshana, the Festival Director will announce the show with a welcome. She will be standing on the front of the stage.  Her voice will be loud enough so that everyone can hear her.

Shoshana will introduce the festival, and the actors of Mr. Ruraru’s Yard, and thank the people that helped the show to happen.

During the whole show I will hear music. I will see the puppeteers animating a puppet of an old man, Mr. Mr. Ruraru. There will be no words in this show. Pieces of drift wood will be moved to become shapes of animals. I will see colored lights shining on the stage.

The show will be fun and peaceful. I might want to laugh sometimes.

The show will last one hour.  At the end of the show the actors will bow and I will applaud which is another way of saying: “Great job!” to the actors.

I will leave with my family or friends. We will then drive back home.