Thursday, January 27, 2011

African folktales brought to life at the Eric Carle Museum

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents Anansi, Spiderman of Africa

 On Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is hosting a special performance of ANANSI, SPIDERMAN OF AFRICA, presented by the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre.

This delightful 45-minute live, fun-filled presentation is perfect for families and children in grades K through 3 and is offered FREE with the standard museum admission.

Tales of the “trickster” Anansi are pure classic folklore from Africa that have been enjoyed for centuries and are being enacted through beautifully crafted rod and hand puppets brought to life by expert puppeteers, Jamie Keithline and Bonny Hal, and are presented with recorded authentic West African music and African inspired tunes.

Performances given by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre have been enjoyed by over 100,000 children and families at such prestigious venues as the Smithsonian Institution, New York State Museum, the Philadelphia Museum and hundreds of other museums, schools and theaters nationwide.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is located at 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, Massachusetts. For further information phone (413) 658-1100 or visit the museum online.

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