If everyone were like Ferdinand the Bull, we could replace the Defense Department with a very large Department of Peaceful Negotiations. If you want to know more about this revolutionary thought, come to the South End Library on Tuesday, November 27 to watch puppeteer Nicola McEldowney perform the heart-warming 1936 children’s tale by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, The Story of Ferdinand, about sweet-natured Ferdinand who’d rather smell the flowers than lock horns with other bulls and fight.
Nicola McEldowney is a graduate of Columbia University who lived in Paris in 2010 where she studied puppet theatre. She wrote, directed, and performed in several original shows, including her musical Aisle Six, which debuted at the Players Club of NYC. McEldowney also created the original puppet play, The Golden Stoat, in which she performed the roles of both Princess Marcheline and the penurious mouseherd Alban Turtulutu. In 2011 she was commissioned by Columbia University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures to create their first-ever departmental puppet show, for which she was awarded a Gatsby Charitable Foundation Arts Grant. She has performed children’s tales at a number of public libraries.
The performance on Tuesday, November 27 starts at 6:30 PM and is sponsored by The Friends of the South End Library, which means… your contributions. Thanks, and please come. After the show, there will be a puppet-making session with Nicola..