A Puppet Opera
|London, United Kingdom
|A Puppet Opera is known socially as Sarah Jane Manley. A native of Illinois, Ms. Manley came to London on a whim in 2000, and decided to stay. She now lives in London with her English husband and two Anglo-American children. Ms. Manley spent her childhood taking dance and piano lessons, reading novels, and being teased by other children for minding her parents, taking everything her teachers said seriously, and generally being a good girl. This ultimately led to an aversion to organized sports, contemporary music, and popular culture in general, and definite opinions about everything from restaurant dining to wedding dresses to historic preservation. Ms. Manley believes in the legacy of Edith Wharton, getting out of the way of oncoming traffic quickly, and the tasteful expression of free speech. By day, Ms. Manley helps to facilitate creative problem solving with troubled companies. By night she enjoys opening nights at the theatre, dinner parties, literary fiction, a well-mixed cocktail, the music of the American songbook, and spirited conversation with friends. She invites you to behave with perfect propriety, whether you want to or not.