Around the World with Karen and Nicole
Saturday, May 22 • 2 pm • FREE
Karen and Nicole present “Good Advice,” a tale from the American Southwest, about a simple boy who receives three pieces of advice from a mysterious wise woman. By following the woman’s guidance, the boy experiences unimagined adventures and rewards.
Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums, and theaters from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Karen’s CD, Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories, is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.
Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. She is a resident artist at Riverside Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around Southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.
Toward Peace is a multi-activity project of the Mission Inn Foundation exploring the history of the Inn’s founder, Frank A. Miller, and his peace activism. The project includes an exhibition and other public programs looking more deeply into Miller’s history – and explores peace more broadly for us today as individuals and as communities. Toward Peace was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, please visit calhum.org.