Children in Nashville have been enchanted by Nashville Public Library’s puppet shows since Tom Tichenor’s first production in 1938. Wishing Chair Productions, the library’s resident puppet troupe, continues the puppet tradition by creating word-class shows that delight children and adults alike. The Puppet Truck works in conjunction with Nashville Public Library’s pre-literacy program, Bringing Books to Life!. Puppet Truck performers adapt original Wishing Chair Productions performances for outreach across the city.
The troupe continues performing original Tichenor shows, such as The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. Wishing Chair also produces original shows. Many, like Anansi the Spider, reflect the diverse storytelling traditions and cultures of Nashville. Others reimagine classic works like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Puppet Truck works in conjunction with the library’s Bringing Books to Life! program to perform live shows at community events. The Puppet Truck allows the library to reach children and school groups who aren’t able to visit the library’s Children’s Theater.
For more information visit the Wishing Chair Productions website.
Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions presents Ellingtown. Take a journey through old New York with the great master of jazz Duke Ellington in this special show produced with the Nashville Jazz Workshop!