VAN WERT— There is nothing quite like seeing something from childhood come to life. At The Niswonger, we love being able to share that feeling with the latest generation. The children’s book classic, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” has been transformed into a live show through the magic of puppetry and is coming to the Niswonger for two family friendly showtimes Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., presented by Jeffery-Mohr Dentistry with tickets releasing for purchase Thursday, Dec. 6.

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” presented by Jeffery-Mohr Family Dentistry, is a story by author-illustrator, Eric Carle, that has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Carle’s well-known books have captivated readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories. His work has introduced generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading.

This timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “10 Little Rubber Ducks,” “The Very Lonely Firefly” and of course, the star of the show – “THE Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

Along with Presenting Sponsor Jeffery-Mohr Dentistry, Supporting Sponsors include Mercer In-Sight Family Eye Care and Van Wert Family Eye Care, and Betsey’s Boutique. NPAC Family shows are sponsored by The Robideau Family. Season Sponsors for IGNITE 18-19 include Chuck and Karen Koch, StateWide Ford Lincoln, and Van Wert Federal Savings Bank.

Tickets for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” can be purchased through the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 419-238-6722 and online at NPACVW.ORG

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is located at 10700 State Route 118, Van Wert.