CAFTA Presents a Rare Performance by Master Storyteller Marilyn O’Connor Miller
Torrington, CT. Thursday, March 15, Connecticut Academy For The Arts (CAFTA) is presenting an exclusive performance of “Just Deserts" by Marilyn O'Connor Miller, a master puppeteer and recording artist who studied with Jim Henson, Tony Montanaro in Maine, and has appeared on the Circle 7 ABC TV series and at numerous museums, festivals, regional and national events during her 60 year career. She is a multi-media storyteller who is equally proficient at performing with puppets or masks.
“Just Deserts” is the selection of international stories told using her two signature puppets, “Tiffany” and “Piccolo”. Stories usually include “Chen Ping And His Magic Axe”(China), “The Tongue-Cut Sparrow" (Japan), “The Old Woman And The Vinegar Bottle” (Scotland), and “Zio Lupo” (Italy). These stories explore love and kindness toward animals, greed for material things and gluttony. In each one, the main characters are rewarded accordingly in a deserving manner, ie: “Just Deserts”.
Ms. O’Connor Miller believes,” Children need strong exemplary characters to help guide them through the maze of our current society. Folklore provides these role models, in stories that instill universal moral values without preaching, and entertain by urging us to laugh at ourselves..”
“Just Deserts” is FREE to children 7 years of age and older, including their parents and teachers, thanks to a grant provided by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Seating is limited so reservations are requested. Doors open a 3:45 PM, Show begins at 4 PM on Thursday, March 15 at CAFTA’s Cineteque Theater, 100 Prospect St., Torrington Connecticut.