Studio Babette releases book based on Carlos’ tale
Studio Babette Puppet Theatre has entered the world of publishing.
Just in time for the Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 15 at Westfield Heritage Village, Marie Franek, Helena Adamczyk and Kerry Corrigan have released their first children’s book based on the puppet play Carlos and His 5 Reasons.
The book will make its debut at the festival, which features literary stars, fun activities for children and the opportunity to explore the pioneer village.
“Come see the play and then take home a copy of the book to relive the fun story of Carlos’ travels through his house,” said Studio Babette founder Franek. “Now when Carlos tucks himself into bed after a busy day, children can, too.”
Carlos and His 5 Reasons was the three-woman puppet troupe’s first show, debuting in April 2008. Based on a Spanish folk-tale, it features a young boy who must deal with his anger and the six strange yet funny witches he encounters along the way.
Studio Babette Puppet Theatre’s repertoire now includes From Ruthven to Passchendaele, which uses 13 puppets to tell the Thompson family of Cayuga’s sacrifice and bravery during the First World War, and Young Sophia: the Dundurn Castle Diary, inspired by the 13-year-old’s diary written in 1846, along with Little Fairy Tales for Little People and Pulcinella, the Waiter.
For more information on the Telling Tales Festival, visit www.tellingtales.org.