Arts Discovery
6 Oct

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

The Ugly Duckling | Virtual Field Trip

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES K-6

Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00am

UPDATE (9/24/2021) Due to a number of extenuating circumstances, the in-person performance of The Ugly Duckling scheduled for October 6 has been canceled. The performance is now offered ONLY as a Virtual Field Trip.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your understanding.

Carolina Theatre Staff


Of the five eggs in Mother Duck’s nest, one is the largest and last to hatch. Bigger and paler than the others, this last hatchling is treated as an outsider by Mother Duck and her ducklings. He may be the best swimmer of the brood, but this alone is not enough to ensure his acceptance. Knowing only rejection, this Ugly Duckling goes out into the wild alone. Reflecting upon his plight under the glow of a remote willow tree, he sees a wily cat creeping in the direction of Mother Duck’s nest. The Ugly Duckling follows and watches as one lagging duckling is captured and taken back to the cat’s lair. In true heroic fashion, this Ugly Duckling succeeds in vanquishing the cat and rescuing the captured duckling. Celebrated by Mother Duck and her ducklings for his uniqueness, all realize that he may have been an ugly duckling, but he has grown into a beautiful and powerful swan.

Curriculum Connections: Visual Literacy, Contextual Relevance, Critical Response, Culture, Science

Please call Creative Arts in Public & Private Schools/Community (CAPPS) at 919.560.2726 for registration and pricing.


Reservation begins on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS: All school groups, including homeschools, can reserve tickets to Arts Discovery performances through Eventbrite. To ensure the safety and well-being of our audiences, virtual performances will be available for select performances. A viewing link will be sent to you via email at 10:00 a.m. The link will expire within 48 hours of receiving it.


All Durham Public Schools (DPS) reservations will be made by the school-designated Arts Liaison. The Arts Liaison was appointed by each school principal to coordinate this effort. Please contact your principal for further action.