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Not your typical child’s play

Set designer’s touch sets ‘Little Mermaid’ apart
Emma Buchanan stars as Ariel in the Merely Players-Durango Performing Arts Company collaborative production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” In back are Anne Chase as Scuttle and Boone Grigsby as Sebastian the crab.
Charles Ford’s ship requires a full crew to carry Grimsby (Dylan Williamson, in wig) and Prince Eric (Parker Buccowich, right) in “The Little Mermaid.”
Betsy Baker and another puppeteer operate Charles Ford’s original creations in “The Little Mermaid.”
Emma Buchanan as Ariel and the rest of the cast of “The Little Mermaid.”
Mandi Arcomano plays the evil sea witch Ursula in “The Little Mermaid.”
Emma Buchanan as Ariel and Parker Buccowich as Prince Eric in “The Little Mermaid.”
Emma Buchanan stars as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid.”
If you go

Merely Players and Durango Performing Arts Co. present “The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” directed by Mona Wood-Patterson, at Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a 1 p.m. matinee Saturday. Tickets cost $18, available by calling 247-7657 or visiting www.durangoconcerts.com.

A fundraiser performance will be given from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday for $50 (includes dinner catered by Mutus, wine/beer/non-alcoholic beverages as supplies last, the show, prize drawings and a talkback with cast and directors after the show). Call 749-8585 for reservations.

View an instructional “how-to” about the construction of Charles Ford’s custom-made puppets at www.instructables.com/id/Particularly-Prolific-Polyfoam-Puppets.

Not your typical child’s play

Emma Buchanan stars as Ariel in the Merely Players-Durango Performing Arts Company collaborative production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” In back are Anne Chase as Scuttle and Boone Grigsby as Sebastian the crab.
Charles Ford’s ship requires a full crew to carry Grimsby (Dylan Williamson, in wig) and Prince Eric (Parker Buccowich, right) in “The Little Mermaid.”
Betsy Baker and another puppeteer operate Charles Ford’s original creations in “The Little Mermaid.”
Emma Buchanan as Ariel and the rest of the cast of “The Little Mermaid.”
Mandi Arcomano plays the evil sea witch Ursula in “The Little Mermaid.”
Emma Buchanan as Ariel and Parker Buccowich as Prince Eric in “The Little Mermaid.”
Emma Buchanan stars as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid.”
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