Monday, September 26, 2011

The Three Wishes by Spring Valley Puppet Theater

"The Three Wishes" & "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" by Spring Valley Puppet Theater
Thurs | September 29 | 10:30am
Sat & Sun | October 1 & 2 | 1pm & 3pm

Our Fall Fairy Tale Festival continues this week with TWO classic stories! Spring Valley Puppet Theater returns to perform "The Three Wishes" and "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

About this show: What would you do if a magical Elf gave YOU three wishes? That’s just what happens to Henry and Gretchen in this puppet production of “The Three Wishes.” This folktale favorite is flavored with a dash of dialogue, a generous helping of humor and the plot twists for which Spring Valley Puppet Theater is known.

In the second story, a hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending!

About the performer: Michael Graham has been performing professionally since 1977, the year Spring Valley Puppet Theater was established. Every puppet he uses in his performances is hand crafted. Additionally, he designs and builds his own sets, writes the scripts, and creates the voice and music tapes. Michael's production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” was awarded the 1994 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry by the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette.

A highly sought-after instructor, he has taught at the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts program, the Institute of Professional Puppetry Arts (IPPA) at the O'Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut and has presented casting and hand puppet construction workshops for puppetry guilds in Connecticut and Massachusetts. more info

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