The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at NC State LIVE on March 22, 2020. Photo by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia in
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3pm

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union


  • This performance is canceled. Please read our full statement about COVID-19 here.
  • A note about refunds: All tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically; there is no need to contact Ticket Central for your refund. For those of you who purchased tickets by contacting Ticket Central directly, we will be in touch with you with instructions as soon as possible. Please note that the box office is staffed by student employees, which means that Ticket Central will be operating with reduced staff. Thank you for your patience.

About the Performance

The enchanting Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns to bring us Eric Carle’s classic tale of transition, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Using the magic of black light and fanciful puppets, this inventive theatre company brings the beloved story to life in a blaze of color. Their charming puppeteering also shines a light on Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon – celebrating the genius and charm of Eric Carle.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.  High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself  into various creatures, including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.

Recommended for curious and creative minds ages 3 to 8 and their families.