LIBRARIES HOST A CHILDREN’S PROGRAM ON THE ANCIENT ART OF PUPPETING | Community
In conjunction with the Summer Reading Challenge, Fort Bend County Libraries will host a special children’s program, “Sharing Puppet Secrets,” on Tuesday, July 12, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/ Simonton Branch Library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
The program will also take place at the Albert George Branch Library in Needville on Wednesday, July 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the library meeting room, located at 9230 Gene Street.
This program is for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade.
Professional puppeteer Greg Ruhe, founder of Puppet Pizzazz, will share the ancient art of puppetry by demonstrating a variety of puppet styles in a highly theatrical performance. Go behind the scenes of the puppet to see how he creates and manipulates many of his unique characters.
Ruhe has toured the world with his unique, larger-than-life puppet characters and performed on four different continents. He developed his puppetry skills while earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University and continued his education while attending national puppetry conferences at the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center in Connecticut. He has worked as a performer and teaching artist for Young Audiences of Houston for the past 30 years.
Made possible by a grant from Young Audiences of Houston, the performance is free and open to the public. This school-age program is ONLY for students entering Kindergarten through 5th grade.
For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library Albert George Branch Library (281-238 -2850).