Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Uncle John's Story Time presents "Lady Mouse Got Married" by Spica Wobbe & John Wobbe


Join us Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM for the premiere screening of the loveable “Muppet Style” puppets, Uncle John and Aunt Gu Gu as they weave a magical tale for a curious little mouse finger puppet. Using a vibrant pop-up book to create mesmerizing landscapes and charming paper puppets to bring the characters to life, Uncle John and Aunt Gu Gu will transport you to the heart of a beloved Chinese folktale story named "Lady Mouse Got Married."

After this premiere film screening, the creators Spica Wobbe and John Wobbe will share their creative journey, the inspiration behind their storytelling, and the joys and challenges of bringing puppetry to life in this digital age. A Q&A will follow.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the power of storytelling and the timeless charm of puppetry. Gather the family and let your imaginations soar with Uncle John and Aunt Gu Gu!

* Free admission.
Seats are limited.
First come, first serve.


Spica Wobbe
Spica Wobbe (Shu-yun Cheng) is a puppetry artist originally from Taiwan. Her work has been seen in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Israel, Austria and the U.S. Now based in NYC, she works as a puppetry designer, performer and educator. She established Double Image Theater Lab in 2011 to create cross-cultural productions that explore the world of the past and the present.

She is a two time recipient of the Jim Henson Foundation grant and is a 2015 Sandglass Theater New Vision Series Resident Artist. Spica was the featured artist in “Shadow, Light... Hide & Seek Exhibit” at WenShand Theater in Taipei in 2015 and “Heaven of Puppets Exhibit” at Taipei Puppet Museum in 2016.

Spica co-created The Memory Project with Karen Oughtred, storytelling through visual arts, theater and puppetry for culturally diverse older adults. The project received LMCC SU-CASA (2017 - 2020), Creative Learning grants (2017- 2020) and Creative Engagement grant (2021).

John Wobbe
John Wobbe is a retired studio engineer from NBC where he worked for thirty two years. He started his broadcast career as a test tech for a manufacture of broadcast video equipment before taking a vacation relief position at ABC repairing a variety of electronic production equipment. From there he took several jobs as technician and studio engineer in production facilities in New York City before he was recruited by NBC as a specialist in video tape editing systems. From there he took a job as a studio engineer working with Nightly News and News specials. He now seeks to bring his experience to the task of creating puppet videos with his wife Spica Wobbe (Shu-Yun Cheng). Working on the “other” side of the camera has brought a new series of challenges and experiences that he welcomes and relishes.

To learn about Spica’s amazing talent, you can check out the links below:

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Event Details


Date: Sunday Dec 3, 2023
Time: 3 - 4:30 PM
Location: 21 Pell St, New York, NY. In the heart of Chinatown 

GPS: 40.714972872976794, -73.99818327565913


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