Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 15, 2010

Lee Bryan (“That Puppet Guy!) Brings Captain Tater Tot to Two Libraries

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

APRIL 15, 2010

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403

WHO:     The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc. and the Friends of the Hoke Library in Jensen Beach, Inc.  

WHAT:   Circus Fanta-Sea

Presented by Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy!

Atlanta puppeteer Lee Bryan (“That Puppet Guy!”) will present “Circus Fanta-Sea” 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 at the Cummings Library in Palm City and 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 at the Hoke Library in Jensen Beach. These 45-minute performances are free and open to the public and suggested for ages Pre-K through 5th grade and families. Each program concludes with a behind- the-scenes puppet demonstration.

Join Captain Tater Tot, the once great pirate captain and ringmaster, who loses all his circus cargo in a mighty storm at sea. This aquatic adventure features puppets made from recycled plastic bottles. Circus acts include a tap dancing octopus, a unicycist seahorse, and a tightrope walking starfish. But did Seymore the Shark come to join the circus… or just eat it?

Watch and see—you’ll get hooked!

Lee Bryan is a nationally recognized solo-puppeteer who combines live vocals and original music with innovative puppet designs for wholesome family fun. Since 1991 his work has been featured in theatres, libraries, school systems and corporate events across the southeast.

Lee is a two-time grant recipient from the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation, Inc. His  professional credits include feature film work with the Muppets® and an Emmy® nomination for his puppetry work for Public Broadcasting. 

WHEN AND WHERE:

 1) Tuesday, May 4, 4:00 p.m. – Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City

 2) Wednesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. – Hoke Library, Community Room, 2551 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach 

HOW:    Free and open to the public.  Recommended for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade.

For more information about the Martin County Library System pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library Web site at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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