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Theater for Young Audiences

February 23-25, 2021, 11am Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall

African Folktales* (Pre-K - 5th Grade)

From the desert lands of the Sahara to the plains of the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond – join a variety of characters from a wide range of cultures in stories that celebrate the various folk tale traditions of the continent of Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. Our stories include Anansi, porquoi tales and many facts and figures about this incredible continent.

Jackie Robinson* (Pre-K - 5th Grade)

Jackie Robinson’s number “42” has come to symbolize the triumph of the human spirit over incredible odds. This biographical tale follows the likfe of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player to cross the color lines in the Major Leaques. A real-life hero and a tribute to the power of persistence and determination in the face of adversity, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!

Freedom Songs* (3rd Grade - Adult)

From the work songs of the fields of people who were enduring the bonds of slavery, to Ragtime, Jazz, R&B, and the inspired spirituals of the Civil Rights movement, this play follows the compelling story of the role that music played in the history of Black American. Meet incredible Amercans like Scott Joplin, Billie Holliday, Little Richard and more in a tale that is sure to intrigue audiences of all ages!

*Study Guide & Curriculum Standards will be available for each performance.