Let the animal antics begin when the Friends Children's Series presents Jim West's How the Elephant Got His Trunk puppet show on Saturday, January 22, at 2 p.m., in the Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium.
With the Pink Elephant as your guide, Rudyard Kipling's classic story comes to life in this large-scale puppet extravaganza. Also, colorful rod puppets perform a madcap Barnyard Opera to the accompaniment of Mozart, Mahler, Rossini and other classical greats.
Together, West and Izen co-authored Why the Willow Weeps, a Doubleday picture book, and recently won the Parents Choice Award for The Dog Who Sang at the Opera, a picture book for Harry Abrams Publishers. For more than 20 years, West has performed nationally before hundreds of thousands of children.
Izen's work in television won him two Emmy Awards. Theatreworks USA presented his live children's programs for over 20 years until he retired from national touring nine years ago. Since then, Izen, a lifelong pianist, has realized another career goal: a solo performance at Carnegie Hall.
For children ages 4 and up. Pick up free assigned seating ticket (limit six per person) at the auditorium doors at 12:30 p.m.. Return when doors open at 1:50 p.m. For more information, please call the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.