Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: The Lazy Fox / The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Program category: Multicultural- Other
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Program length: 35-40 minutes plus demo/Q and A
Audience level: Family
Audience size: 50-350
Program description: THE LAZY FOX/EL ZORRO PEREZOSO Can a very lazy Fox trick an Armadillo? Perhaps...but in this Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of the Argentine folktale, The Lazy Fox, the Armadillo has a few tricks up HIS sleeve! This program features enchanting hand puppet animals and a large rod puppet Sun. This production is also available in a bilingual version: El Zorro Perezoso. THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A hungry Wolf tries to outwit the savvy Shepherd and make a meal of the helpless, little Lamb. Helpless? Maybe not! Adapted from the Aesop Fable, this popular story is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending!
Space/special requirements: The Spring Valley Puppet Theater provides all equipment needed including puppet stage, sound system and lighting. The puppet theater needs an indoor floor area 12' to 20' wide by 6' deep with a 10' ceiling height. (A 9' ceiling height can be accommodated if there are no ceiling obstructions, such as lighting fixtures, beams, etc., within the performance area.) It is best if the puppet stage can be set up on floor level, rather than on a raised platform, true auditoriums being the exception. Set up time is two hours. Take down time is one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes. The audience should be seated at least 10' away from the puppet stage in order to see properly. Floor seating is best. A room which can be darkened is preferable. An electrical outlet close to the performance area is necessary.
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.25
Notes about the fee: Fees for libraries are lower ranging from $335 to $355 plus travel
Other notes: All shows are recommended for ages 5 and up. Children 4 and younger must be seated with an adult.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
Program last updated: 03/24/2011
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater
Performer name: Michael Graham
Phone: 203 777-4601
Mailing address: 26 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519-2809
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: White Plains Public Library, The Center for the Arts at Rhinebeck, New Rochelle Library, Rye Reading Room, Eastchester Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/16/2016


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