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Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis: Puppetry Workshop and Performance at Lewes Public Library

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David Logan Rankin, Bret Csencsitz, Carrie Heitman, Christi Spain-Savage, Bill Grady. Puppets designed and constructed by Suzanne Savoy. Photos courtesy of The Shakespeare Project.
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Venus & Adonis.

Professional actress and educator Suzanne Savoy is bringing Asian-style puppets to the Lewes Public Library.

She’s hosting a seminar and puppet play Saturday that coincides with the library’s annual Shakespeare Festival.

It’s a performance of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis, which Savoy calls a racy, Elizabethan play.

She notes that the puppets were built for The Shakespeare Project’s NYC-based production of Venus and Adonis.

Savoy says the seminar starts at 10 a.m. with people spending the first three hours learning how to move and work with the puppets.

"We’re also going to bring mirrors so that people can stand in front of the mirrors and work the puppets and watch and see how they work," said Savoy. "The mirrors are a big part of it.”                                       

Savoy says those participants will then perform Venus and Adonis for the general public at 1 p.m. if the weather cooperates, they will move the performance outdoors.

Savoy says adults 18 and over can attend.

You can register and get the complete Festival schedule at the Lewes Public Library website.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.