From left, Mary Schreiber and James Shearwood introduce puppets Cobbler Johnny, Tam O'Shanter and Witch One.
From left, Mary Schreiber and James Shearwood introduce puppets Cobbler Johnny, Tam O’Shanter and Witch One.

Stalwarts of Arts on the Lake, artist Mary Schreiber and director James Shearwood, are both contributing acts to “Library Stories,” to be presented at the Lake Carmel Arts Center May 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

Schreiber who teaches art at the center has created a puppet play based on Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter with a cast of 11 puppets operated by nine actors.

Shearwood has created sketches, interviewed original founders of the Kent Library and will bring his character “Ralph” to the proceedings.

Called a modern vaudeville, “Library Stories” is part of the series of events scheduled at different sites this spring to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Kent Public Library. Tickets may be purchased at or 845-228-2685. Admission is $12 with a $2 discount for Arts on the Lake members.

The Arts on the Lake member discount has been extended to members of the Friends of the Kent Public Library. One may join either organization at the time of the performance.

Photo courtesy Arts on the Lake

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