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July 13, 2012

Victorian Shadowlight Theater Brings the Pied Piper to Life

Before motion pictures and television, one form of entertainment was to tell stories and cast shadows on a wall or screen. The Victorian Shadowlight Theater re-creates this traditional form of entertainment known as shadow puppetry at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, July 15-Aug. 5 in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 326 W. Francis St., Williamsburg, Va.

During these one-hour programs, original stories are brought to life with a costumed storyteller, shadow puppeteers, music, lighting and sound effects. After the show, guests can see how the show was created and produced.

Any Revolutionary City ticket, Annual, Good Neighbor or museum pass provides access to these programs.

For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY or (757) 220-7724.

grams and exhibitions at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg include the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, with more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum exhibits the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670–1830.

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are located at the intersection of Francis and South Henry Streets in Williamsburg, Va., and are entered through the Public Hospital of 1773. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For museum program information, telephone (757) 220-7724.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121