Puppet show puts spotlight on bullying

Utica Public Library


The Guild of Thespian Puppets is pleased to present their children’s puppet show, “Stop That Bullying Bull,” at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee St. This show is for all ages and is free to the public.

“Stop That Bullying Bull” is a live children’s puppet show that helps prevent bullying with The Guild of Thespian Puppets. The puppet show will teach children about the importance of putting an end to bullying while entertaining them at the same time. Created using the NYS Dignity For All Act as a guideline, “Stop That Bullying Bull” warns children about the seriousness and dangers of bullying and teaches them the importance of empathy and understanding.

This show will feature original music by Roger Smith. Local puppeteers include: Garrett Ingraham, Greg Mirell, Michael Patrei and Nicholas Patrei.

The Guild of Thespian Puppets is a puppet acting troupe of original handmade puppets created by local filmmaker and puppeteer, Michael Patrei. They perform live puppet shows for both children and adults with shows at theaters, libraries, elementary schools, colleges, and coffee shops. In addition to their live shows they have a series of humorous videos on YouTube (www.youtube.com/HamletTheMonkey) along with an online Etsy Shop with puppets for sale, and a blog about the puppets and their lives on Tumblr.

For information on The Guild of Thespian Puppets, visit www.GuildofThespianPuppets.com

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