Omnipresent Puppet Theater to visit library

BROCTON – Omnipres-ent Puppet Theater of Bakersfield, CA, will present “Gumshoe McMonocle and the Strange Case of Rumpelsomething,” at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, in The Ahira Hall Memorial Library.

The 45-minute performance is based on the story of Rumpelstiltskin. Characters represent the good, the bad and the clueless, as a queen hires a detective to find out the name of the man who wants to take her son. The action-packed drama is performed in the fashion of classic detective thrillers of the 1940s.

Omnipresent Puppet Theater is operated by Don and Kamala Kruszka. As head puppeteer, Don brings 20 years of professional experience writing the scripts, building the puppets, and performing the shows. His wife, who holds a master of fine arts degree in theatre education from Arizona State University, prepares outreach and study materials.

The company is affiliated with the Puppeteers of America, Inc., which he has served as a trustee and she as a past regional director and manager of the Puppetry Store. Since its founding in 2003 in Phoenix, Omnipresent has gained a reputation for excellence in family and school entertainment. Audiences praise the immediacy of their live performances, literature-based scripts, and handcrafted puppets.

The Library is located at 37 W. Main St in Brocton. For more information call 792-9418.