Tanglewood Marionettes’ "The Fairy Circus"

Tanglewood Marionettes

The Worcester Public Library will be hosting the Tanglewood Marionettes on Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program 2016.

The Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of The Fairy Circus will be held in the Saxe Room at the Worcester Public Library, and is free and recommended for children and families.

About The Fairy Circus

Featuring over 20 beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composters. This show is performed by a solo puppeteer, and the presentation includes a lively puppetry demonstration prior to the show, as well as a question and answer session following the performance.

About the Tanglewood Marionettes

Founded in 1993, the Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring marionette theater based in New England. Large, beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, colorful sets, and integrated lighting and sound create a fully immersive theatrical experience. Their highly skilled puppeteers have spent many years perfecting their art, delighting audiences of all ages as they bring our repertoire of classic tales to life.

About the Summer Reading Program

The Tanglewood Marionettes performance is part of the Summer Reading Program at the Worcester Public Library. The theme for the 2016 program is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” - with loads of free programs being offered through August 20 at the Main Library and all branches. Participants are eligible for prizes for reading and participating in programs. All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at mywpl.org or at any library location until August 20.

For more information contact Linnea Sheldon, Community Relations and Communications Manager, at 508-799-1654 or lsheldon@mywpl.org. Check mywpl.org for updates on the Summer Reading program, and for a complete listing of all programs please visit: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=WPL&setRef=new

Events and prizes were made possible thanks to the generous contributions by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, UniBank, Fallon Health, Spencer Bank, the Price Chopper Golub Foundation, Bikes + Life, and the Worcester Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Worcester Public Library.