Puppets from Wish Tales: the frog sitting on the well, and the Princess

Wish Tales

There are wishes we wish for others to grant and those only we can make come true through hard work and perseverance. This multicultural show tells three folktales about wishing, using three different styles of puppetry. The stories are “The Knee-High Man,” “The Frog Prince,” and “Little Orphan Animal”.

ELAGSE1RL3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

ELAGSE2RL2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

45 minutes (all running times include a demonstration of puppets & short Q&A). Maximum audience: 75 for preschool, 150 for elementary.  Overt Tabletop puppetry, using flat articulated cut-out puppets, rod puppets and shadow puppets. Space needed 5’x5’. Set-up: 30 minutes. There cannot be any light directly on the shadow screen.

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