Children’s Book Reading and Puppet Show: John Withee and Blair Ellis

Start your evening with some low-key, all ages fun. On Tuesday, April 8, the Trumbullplex will offer a free event, with knowledge and laughter for the young and the grown. Author John Withee will read from his newly published children’s book “The Scallywags of Nobody’s Island.” Blair Ellis will present a puppet show with multigenerational appeal. So bring the kids, or just your own ageless imagination, and leave the cares of the day behind.


John Withee

In “The Scallywags of Nobody’s Island,” a crew of castaways overthrows its captain, and forms a cooperative community. This illustrated story is intended for children ages 8 – 11, but will resonate with anyone who dreams of a freer society. The author will read us some highlights, and will have copies to sell and sign.

The evening will also feature a puppet show by Blair Ellis. Not only is Blair a musician, zinester, scholar, adventurer, and activist, but also an accomplished puppeteer! When the puppets visit the Trumbullplex, it’s sure to be fun for all.

If you’re looking to make the rest of your evening a little more raucous, you’ll find that the Trumbullplex has that covered too! Immediately following this event is a great punk show, with bands such as Good Throb and Priests. So for some, the reading and puppets will mark the beginning of an epic night.

Children’s Book Reading and Puppet Show
Tuesday, April 8
6:00 pm
4210 Trumbull

About trumbullplex

Mission statement circa 1993: We have formed the Trumbullplex; also know as the Wayne Association for Collective Housing, to create a space where we control our own lives. We are a not-for-profit project dedicated to self-sufficiency in all facets of our lives; in our housing, our work, and our energy. We support other projects that share our goals of dismantling racism, sexism, homophobia, and the oppression of poor people through activities in our theater and housing collective. We want to create a positive environment for revolutionary change in which economic and social relationships are based on mutual aid and the absence of hierarchy. Through consensus decision making and full participation in carrying out our decisions, we create the circumstances and expectations for collective empowerment. Ultimately, we strive to realize these goals through respect and constructive communication among ourselves. Theater Collective Mission Statement We partner with the Trumbullplex residents, neighbors, artists, people of conscience, and any potential allies to build a safe space for sharing art and ideas free from oppression.
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