Hear the story before seeing the show. The Playhouse Family Theatre is taking its show to a public library-museum-bookstore near you.

The storybook tour presents “The Mousehole Cat” by Antonia Barber, the story of a fisherman trying to save his village from famine, told from the perspective of his cat. This is in advance of the production, by professional company Cousin Jack’s, which will tell the story with a live action-puppetry mix. It plays at the Playhouse Family Theatre at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 5. Tickets are available at duluthplayhouse.org.

The storytimes, in advance of the production, are:

10 am. Sept. 14 at Depot Rehearsal Studio at Duluth Depot

11 a.m. Sept. 20 at Zenith Bookstore

10:15 Sept. 21 at Duluth Public Library

10:15 a.m. Sept. 26 at Mount Royal Public Library

11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Duluth Children’s Museum

10:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at West Duluth Public Library