Our next Story Barn, Imagine That! takes its theme from our upcoming exhibition Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play (opens April 5, to October 8, 2017). Best known as creators of the Muppets, the Hensons’ contributions to Sesame Street revolutionized early childhood education, and their visionary puppetry resulted in a global entertainment phenomenon. With seemingly limitless imaginations, Jane and Jim Henson worked in tandem to raised five young children in Greenwich from 1964–1971. They often blurred the lines between burgeoning careers and family life and happily gleaned inspiration from both. Mirroring the Hensons, their revolutionary cast of puppet characters also delightfully blurred—and often obliterated—the lines between “the work of learning” and play. Imagine that!
Join the fun as a group of local storytellers riffs on work, play, creativity and the power of imagination. The program is hosted by the incomparable Bonnie Levison, comedienne, storytelling coach for The Moth and cofounder of the Nantucket Comedy Festival. The program takes place in a relaxed cabaret-like setting, and wine, beer and light snacks are included in the price of admission.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 pm; performance begins at 7:30 pm.
Greenwich Historical Society, Vanderbilt Education Center
39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807
Members: $15; nonmembers: $20