Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tellabration! With Storyteller and Puppeteer Marilyn O'Connor Miller at Russell Library

'Picolo' and Marilyn O'Connor Miller

On Sunday, November 13, beginning at 2:00pm, Storyteller and Master Puppeteer Marilyn O'Connor Miller will be the featured performer for the Tellabration! event at Russell Library in Middletown. 

Tellabration! is produced by The Connecticut Storytelling Center each November by partnering with other individuals and organizations to bring storytelling to sites all over the State of Connecticut for adult, as well as family audiences. 

Marilyn O’Connor Miller is a seasoned performer, with television and stage credits to her name. For the last twenty years, she has performed in Connecticut’s theaters, schools and libraries with her expansive selection of stories and puppets. 

One of her signature puppets, ‘Piccolo’, is an Italian baby boy deeply seated in Marilyn’s ethnicity. Since her material Italian grandmother came to America at the turn of the century and refused to speak any English the entire time she lived in Hartford, so ‘Piccolo’ does the same. Now a grandmother herself, Marilyn has the stage presence of a true Italian matriarch.
In this program, Marilyn will blend folk tales such as the Italian “Zio Lupo” and the Japanese “The Tongue Cut Sparrow” with puppets and masks in a performance that will delight and thrill young and old alike. The theme of the performance is “Just Deserts” – as several characters get that which they deserve!

This event is funded by the Friends of the Russell Library, through their book sales. The next book sale is The Holiday Book Sale on November 18, 19 and 20 at Russell Library.
Recently published books in excellent condition will be available for holiday gift giving! Fiction, non-fiction in a wide range of subjects will be sold! 

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