The Lion’s Whiskers

  • The Lion's Whiskers by Catskill Puppet Theatre | Young Audiences New Jersey


This story is based on an Ethiopian folktale in which a stepmother, desperate to win the heart of her husband’s little boy, consults a wise man. The wise man tells her that she will gain her stepson’s affection only by plucking a wild lion’s whiskers. The show—about courage, love, and patience—features masks, puppets, and original songs.

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $1,220

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,640

Travel Fee: $75 per day (virtual programs are not charged for travel)


Audience Limit: 300

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th



Arts Appreciation Month

Character Education Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

Youth Arts Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Visual & Performing Arts


Technical Requirements

Ability to darken room is vital (it doesn’t need to be pitch black—cover windows). Performance space on same level as audience. 12 ft. ceiling required, performance space needs to be 20 ft. wide and 16 ft. deep, with access to electricity. Artists arrive 90 minutes in advance to set up show. Please mix older and younger students together (e.g., K-6).