Press Release - Detail
Linda Wilson
Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3746

BPL@Night to host “The Ugly Bug Ball,” A Children’s Theater Experience

July 7, 2008, Birmingham, AL—In conjunction with the summer reading program, “Catch the Reading Bug,” the BPL@Night is hosting the Children's Educational Theater as it presents “The Ugly Bug Ball.”

The Children's Educational Theater is an Alabama drama group dedicated to inspiring young people. They have devoted themselves by promoting and encouraging self-worth among children. Kimberly Sumerel, the executive director, founded Children’s Educational Theater in 1995, shortly after writing the award-winning play A Magical Pond. Ms. Sumeral and the theater group perform plays and events across the Southeast.

“The Ugly Bug Ball,” is the story of Cinderella told from the perspective of insects. Bug Ella is the beautiful bug whose stepsisters, Centipede and Millipede, mistreat terribly. Bug Ella’s step-mother, Lady Tarantula, allows only her daughters to go to the Ugly Bug Ball but forces poor Bug Ella to stay at home. As fate would have it, things turn out well for Bug Ella, but not before some twists and turns in the story.

The Children's Educational Theater will use unique puppets and props to present this new twist on a well-known fairy tale.

The Birmingham Public Library would like to extend an invitation to all parents and children for this exciting event.

For more information, please visit For the schedule of summer reading programs at the Birmingham Public Library, check out the library website at

Important Information:

Date: Thursday, July 15rd, 2008
Time: 6:30
Event: “The Ugly Bug Ball” presented by the Children's Educational Theater
Place: Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Library
Cost: Free
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