The puppet show “The Legend of the Banana Kid” will play at the Criterion Theatre on Aug. 28. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Banana Kid rides back to Criterion

BAR HARBOR — The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, a Bar Harbor-based family-run puppet troupe, will perform “The Legend of the Banana Kid” at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m.

The show uses 20 hand-crafted glove, mouth and rod puppets to tell the Wild West tale of Chucky, who rides into town on his goat, with a fistful of bananas, for a showdown with a gang of bandits.

“The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are a family and community favorite,” said Heather Martin, director of the Criterion. “It is always a pleasure to host them on our stage as they bring so much joy to locals and visitors alike.”

The show runs approximately 45 minutes and is recommended for ages 4 and up, but all are welcome. Tickets are $5 each and are available at or at the box office an hour before the performance.

The Criterion Theatre is a nonprofit cinema, theater, multimedia art producer and venue committed to safeguarding this historic space for stories, storytellers and audiences. The Criterion has been a staple of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island arts community since its construction in 1932 and looks forward to a long future of welcoming theater goers. Visit or call 288-0829.

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