The Secret Life of Suitcases Brings Playful Puppetry to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, May 3, 2018 – Playful puppetry is guaranteed to entertain small people with giant imaginations when The Secret Life of Suitcases take the stage at Walton Arts Center on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm.

Tickets start at $9 for children and $15 for adults plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting The play is deal for children age 7 and older.

Larry works in an office, and he likes it very much. He likes sorting and tidying and generally putting things in order. Everything in its place, a place for everything. But one day, a suitcase suddenly appears at his door. A suitcase with a tiny label. A tiny label with Larry’s name on it. Join Larry as his world gets turned upside down by a fantastical flying suitcase that takes him further than he ever thought possible.

The Secret Life of Suitcases is a charming, huge hearted piece that celebrates a handmade aesthetic in a digital world. This funny and enchanting puppet show is the first ever co-production between Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker, one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies, and the Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theater for young audiences. 

“A fantastical life-changing journey... the sheer craft and invention is a constant stream of delightfully quirky surprises” -The Herald

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Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit