A drum beats, a rattle shakes, and a voice cries out, “Come hear! Come hear!”
“A story! A story!” The answering call rings out across the village as the sun sets and people gather to hear the storyteller.
Come with us to a little village between the coast and the forest in Ghana, where we will hear tales that have been loved for centuries. We will meet Anansi the spider, Rabbit, Turtle, Lion, and a host of other animals. Through them, we will learn how stories came into the world, why rabbits have long ears and short tails, and more.
Join Playtime Poppy, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and the African American Museum of Iowa as we explore tales and traditions from West Africa through a play written and directed by Darrin Crow.
Rehearsals: June 17 – 21 from 9:00 – 12:00
Performances: June 22 at 9:30 and 11:00
Ages: 7 – 14
The Summer Theatre Adventure is a free week-long, immersive theatre experience for ages 7 – 14 to engage with theatre, culture, and community.