Some TVCS students, with their puppets in hand....
Wow, what a crowd! These kids will be some of our featured performers at the next Storytime.
It will be held ONE WEEK EARLIER than normal — that’s right, on Saturday, MAY 30TH.
Dark Horse Books is pleased to welcome the students of Teton Valley Community School as they present a PUPPET SHOW starting at 11 a.m. – -and it’s a BILINGUAL event, with the performances delivered in both English AND Spanish.
This is a puppet show in three parts. First, the 1st and 2nd graders will interpret a favorite by Eric Carle — Coala Pardo, Coala Pardo, Qué Ves ahí (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Then the older kids will present two original pieces: La Leccion de la Princesa Mutante y Rabiosa (The Lesson of the Rabid Mutant Princess, for us gringos), and Maravilloso Pero Fantástico (Wonderful But Weird).
All of the puppets have been made by the students, and the older children created the characters and wrote the scripts for their performances.
Deneen Frazier Bowen, Teton Arts Council’s theater artist-in-residence, helped on the dramatic end, TVCS art teacher Deirdre O’Connell was the guiding force behind making the puppets, and TVCS Spanish teacher Bonnie Krafchuk helped with translation and coordinated the project.
The Teton Arts Council helped support this effort (board member Mike Peters constructed the puppet theater), and the whole thing was also funded, in part, by a QuickFund$ grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. In fact, Ruth Piispanen, ICA Arts Education Program Director, will hopefully be here at Dark Horse for the presentation. We hope you will be here too!
We’ll have the kids’ room arranged theater style, so come on time for good seats!
As usual, all kids and parenting titles will be discounted 10%, all day on Storytime Saturday. And the next Saturday, June 6th, we’ll have our regular type of Storytime, also starting at 11, and another weekend of discounted books.
FYI: for those who can’t attend the Saturday puppet show, TVCS is holding a dress rehearsal at the school in Victor on Friday, May 29th (the day before they perform at DHB), also starting at 11.
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