Carlos and His Five Reasons
Carlos and His Five Reasons is inspired by a traditional Spanish folk-tale, featuring a young boy named Carlos, and the six witches whom he encounters. Studio Babette's adaptation takes an amusing and light-hearted approach to this tale of a young boy learning to deal with his anger.
Needle Felt puppets were constructed by Marie Franek from wool from local farmers, and the set was built by Gary Santucci, with props and decoration by Helena Adamczyk and Anne Parker.
Carlos and his Five Reasons was the debut performance for Studio Babette, April 27, 2008, in the Opus Mundi Festival at the Pearl Company. The production featured Marie as Carlos, and Helena as the Witches, with Kerry on sound and lights. The crowd loved us!
Kerry has now added a musical intro on guitar entitled The Puppets Are Coming to Town!
Since his debut, Carlos has delighted audiences at the Staircase Cafe Theatre, The Hamilton Children's Museum, the Greensville Library and Greensville school, and as part of the puppetry series Puppet Allsorts in Toronto at Zuke Studio on Dupont Street.
Carlos and his 5 Reasons was also performed in 2013 at Telling Tales - A Family Festival of Stories at Westfield Heritage Village.
The play lasts approximately 35 minutes, and is only a little frightening for the wee ones (so far, they've all survived!). This heartwarming play is available for bookings. Contact Studio Babette for more information.