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Korean Story Puppet Show

HMTC is preparing a puppet show for the public. The show is called Spirits Soaring High. Author Grace Eunsung Cha takes her book Korean Spirit in the Air: The Korean Aviation School in Willows, California, and turns it into a puppet show for Hanford Multicultural Theater Company. The story is based on an actual event in 1920.


Ms. Cha is a published author and based in Fresno. Her books include The Professionals (2014), From Korea to California: Our Journey to America (2014), A Clouded Sky: Stories for the Mid-Millennium (2019), Bleached: A Novel (2021), MIDNIGHT: A Collection of Poems (2021), and The Kim Brothers, Inc.: First Korean Millionaires in America (2021).


Her book Korean Spirit in the Air: The Korean Aviation School in Willows, CA (2018) became an interest to HMTC. We asked Grace to consider turning it into a puppet play. We are happy she did.


This is HMTC’s second puppet show, but the first public puppet show. The puppet show Don’t Just Look was done in 2020 without an audience. Crowd restrictions forced it to be filmed instead. It can be seen on YouTube at this link https://youtu.be/MtSbxq459eo.


Soaring High is for all ages. The date and time will be announced on Facebook @HanfordMTC and on our website at www.HanfordMTC.com


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