Puppet Magic at the Whalehead Club

Kids watching the "Legend of White Doe" on the lawn at the Whalehead Club.

This has been one of the best summers ever on the Outer Banks. It isn’t just the weather-which has been wonderful-rather it’s how much there is to do and how many different activities there are. There are so many it’s hard do keep track of all of them.

One of the more unique activities for kids is the North Carolina Marionette Theater’s production of the “Legend of the White Doe” every Thursday at the Whalehead Club in Corolla.

The show starts at 1:00 p.m. and its’a very pleasant half hour tale of how the white doe came to be. Not giving away any of the plot but it involves Indians, an evil medicine man and true love.

Particularly nice, Deb Kasten who runs the theater, is great with kids and before and after the show she and the puppeteers work with the kids, introducing them to the various puppet characters and offering a puppet workshop.

White deer do occur from time to time, usually mixed with brown fur. For the purposes of explaining it to children, magic and wonder is fine. For adults who wish to know, it is a rare genetic variation that occurs in less than 1% of the deer population. A piebald deer has been reported in Southern Shores.

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