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Microscope Toy Theater presents Star in a Glass Jarat the SM Public Library

The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes artist Yulya Dukhovny for a miniature theater production for the entire family of Star in a Glass Jar on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Star in a Glass Jar is the incredible adventure of one child's letter with no address that finds its way to the other side of the world. There, in a small village, may live someone willing and ready to help. Duknovny's paper theater production is inspired by the tradition and charm of Kamishibai, a method of storytelling originating in Japan. A special paper craft for ages 4 and up follows the performance.

Russian-Israeli artist Yulya Dukhovny started her career as a classical pianist/composer and also worked extensively as a stage director in opera. In 2010, Dukhovny combined her creative talents in the miniature performing art form of toy theater, also known as paper or model theater. Through her touring company, Microscope Toy Theater, Dukhovny introduces children and adults to traditional and contemporary toy theater. Her performances, incorporating experimental puppetry, video and original music, have been presented at festivals in New York, France, Germany and Russia.

Admission is free. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library and all City of Santa Monica facilities are wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to the event. For more information, call the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600 or visit


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