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Puppeteers to share tales and fables at library

COURTESY PHOTO - Teatro Calamari will make an appearance at the Forest Grove Library on June 30 at 11 a.m. to deliver a free show to audience members of all ages.Puppetry, mask and physical theater are all expertly weaved into whimsical and innovative theatre performances by Teatro Calamari, which will perform for free Thursday, June 30, at 11 a.m. in Forest Grove. Founded in 1995 as an international touring company by Emmy award winning puppeteer Tim Giugni II, the organization pursues theatrical excellence on the stage with productions for the entire family to enjoy.

The Forest Grove Library, 2114 Pacific Ave., will continue its Summer Reading Performer series with a show from the company tomorrow in the Rogers Room.

Giugni draws inspiration from workshops, reading children’s stories, comic books, particle physics, drawing, sculpting and playing at the dinner table. The company also has workshops on their working style for both the general public and businesses.

One of the company’s core principles is that audiences must be educated in theatre’s rich words at every chance, lest they forget how to speak it. The performers also believe theatre is 3-D without the glasses.

Giugni and his puppet pal Plumking will retell the classic story of the Three Little Pigs with suggestions given by the audience. Participation is highly encouraged, but not necessary.