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Date: November 1, 2012

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has collaborated with Paperhand Puppet Intervention to create The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale, which opens Nov. 3 at the planetarium. During this fable presentation, a young girl leaves her snowy village to embark on a quest that tests her courage and sparks her generous spirit. Will she be able to return as a hero?

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's production team combined green-screen videography and other technologies with Paperhand Puppet Intervention's larger-than-life puppets to create the full-dome production. This is the first time these puppets have appeared in a 360-degree digital video performance. Paperhand Band provided music for the soundtrack.

The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale runs through Feb. 24. Show times are 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $7.25 for adults and $6 for children. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is located at 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

See our roundup of holiday performances and family shows in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Carrboro on our Things to do page.



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