The Mission Inn Foundation and Inlandia Institute present:
Universal Stories of Friendship and Understanding: An interactive storytelling & puppetry series in conjunction with the Toward Peace project.
Master Storyteller Karen Rae Kraut & puppeteer Nicole Cloeren of Puppets a la Carte travel to distant lands in this powerful mix of interactive storytelling and puppetry.
Karen's stories and Nicole's puppets will open your eyes to new ways of interpreting the world and open your hearts to a powerful form of play. In this series, we will travel to France, Kazakhstan, Israel, and the American Southwest.
On December 10, the anniversary of UN adoption of the International Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, "King Solomon and the Hoopoo Bird" (Israel) Wanting to impress the Queen of Sheba King Solomon promises to build her a palace of bird beaks. The wise hoopoo bird saves the lives of all the birds by posing 3 riddles for the King.
Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder. She is a resident artist at Riverside Studios.
Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums and theatres from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
Stay tuned for two more stories! Free and open to the public but RSVP required: