Friday, November 22, 2019

Library to Host a Marionette Performance of The Wizard of Oz

The Puppet People will return to Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Friday, November 22, at 6:30 pm, to present a marionette performance of The Wizard of Oz. All ages are welcome.

Join Dorothy, Toto, and their friends as they journey along the yellow brick road in a  marionette performance of the literary classic, The Wizard of Oz! The Puppet People will lead the way through The Emerald City and beyond with an array of marionettes, shadow puppets, rod puppets, large parade puppets, and more. Whether you’re experiencing the magical story of Oz for the first time or the hundredth, this recreation captures the same sense of heart, courage, and friendship that made L. Frank Baum’s turn-of-the-century fairy tale into the beloved classic that it is today.

Executive director Mark Carrigan and artistic director Michelle Smith-Carrigan founded The Puppet People in 1994, and have performed in over 3,000 shows since. The duo are responsible for hand-crafting their props, as well as writing, producing, and directing each of their shows. The Carrigans have given performances at theaters, festivals, and events across the nation, as well as in venues such as Lincoln Center in New York City.