Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will host a special children’s marionette performance, “Friendship Black-Light Puppet Show,” on Saturday, February 2, beginning at 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
Master puppeteer Jean Kuecher, producer of Marionette Playhouse, will use glowing fluorescent puppets and heartwarming stories to teach friendship skills and ways to prevent bullying. Children of all ages can enter the beautiful undersea world of Swimmy, by Leo Lionni, and learn the value of teamwork and safety. In another story, The Lion and the Mouse realize that agreeing to be friends will help them both. The troll under the bridge in The Three Billy Goats Gruff learns to share, and the third little pig from The Three Little Pigs gains friends by doing his best in difficult situations.
The delicately hand-crafted marionettes are built by Kuecher, who also designs their beautiful costumes and scenery. A member of the Puppeteers of America and the Greater Houston Puppetry Guild, Kuecher holds a masters degree in Education, Counseling and Guidance from the University of Houston, and has used her puppetry skills to enrich classroom education.
The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.