Puppet shows performed by teens convey life lessons to kids
The Puppeteer Players, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, is comprised of a group of teens and preteens ages 9-16 (grades 4 – 11) who are members the 4-H program in Putnam County. They entertain a young audience with a theme that is relatable for their age group. Each interactive performance often has a message dealing with issues such as bullying, stranger danger, recycling and responsibility. After the show there is an opportunity for the audience to meet and ask questions of the puppeteers.
Professional Muppet-style puppets are used, which are produced by the same manufacturer that crafts the well-known Sesame Street puppets.
The performances are free, open to the public, and suitable for children of all ages. Preregistration is not required. An upcoming one-hour program will be held April 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Putnam Valley Library, Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam Valley. For additional information, call 845-278-6738.