For over 80 years, puppet shows have been a mainstay here at the library. Thousands of Nashville children have grown up with Wishing Chair Productions' adaptations of classic fairy and folk tales. Through Bringing Books to Life!, even more children in Davidson County have experienced these puppet shows at their schools and childcare centers.
Perhaps lesser immediately known, however, are the troupe's Shakespearean productions. With the same thought and care demonstrated in their shows based on children's literature, our resident performing artists have adapted some of William Shakespeare's most famous plays for the library stage.
Later this month, audiences will have a chance to witness Wishing Chair's original adaption of The Tempest at the Main Library. On Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM, August 12 through August 20, the entire family can experience the classic story of the wizard Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and the incredible magical storm that brings new people to their once lonely island.