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Luce Puppet Company presents “The Emperor and the Nightingale” at the Feldheym Central Library

As part of the San Bernardino Public Library’s summer events, the Feldheym Central Library will be hosting Luce Puppet Company on Wednesday, July 11 at 4:00 PM in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street, San Bernardino. Participants in the Summer Reading Game will get credit for attending.

The puppets will be performing one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most enchanting & beloved tales. The Emperor and the Nightingale tells the story of a Chinese Emperor blessed with infinite treasures who is enchanted by the sweet, beautiful singing of a simple garden nightingale. When the Emperor is given the gift of a bejeweled and clever wind-up nightingale, he forgets all about the garden nightingale, who flies off. What will it take for the Emperor to realize that this modest, little bird was his greatest treasure?

Elizabeth Luce presents delightful hand and rod puppet show for families and children of all ages. All puppet shows are performed on a colorful, portable puppet stage and Elizabeth beautifully designs all of the puppets.

After earning an MFA from UCLA in set and costume design, Elizabeth worked as a professional theatre designer for over ten years. She has also worked as a graphic designer/illustrator. She has received awards for her design work in both fields, including an Emmy for her original children’s video, The Mousecracker, an all-mouse puppet version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Luce now works almost exclusively in puppetry. Puppets have always been a part of her life and she still has the first rod puppet she built when she was five.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library. For more information call 909.381.8235 or visit www.sbpl.org or www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends/