Swazzle’s new bilingual, musical puppet show, “Dream Carver,” will debut at 6 p.m. on July 2 to the Murrieta Public Library, it was announced today.
The show, based on the book by Diana Cohn and illustrated by Amy Cordova, will be performed in the Library’s Community Room.
“We are thrilled to welcome Swazzle back to the Murrieta Library; their vibrant use of color and inspiring music engages even the youngest of viewers,” said Youth Services Librarian Allison Eagans in a released statement.
“Dream Carver” tells the story of Mateo, a boy growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico whose father has taught him to carve small wooden toys in the traditional way. One day, as Mateo is sitting under a large tree, he dreams of fantastic, brightly colored animals. When he wakes up, he decides to bring the creatures from his dream to life.
Founded in 2004 by twin brothers Sean and Patrick Johnson, Swazzle is a Glendale, CA-based company specializing in puppetry for film, television and stage performance. Together with their troupe of professional puppeteers they have performed hundreds of shows in venues across California. Sean and Patrick have worked with leading children’s entertainment companies including The Jim Henson Company, PBS Kids Sprout, The Walt Disney Company and The Baby Einstein Company.
This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Murrieta Public Library, is free and open to the public.
Space is limited.
The Murrieta Public Library is located at 8 Town Square (Adams Avenue and Kalmia Street).
To learn more, call (951) 304-BOOK (2665) or visit the Library’s web site at www.murrietalibrary.info.