Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Anansi, Spiderman of Africa" by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

Saturday & Sunday | April 2 & 3 |
1pm & 3pm

About the show: This side-splitting selection of famous African folktales are brought to life by the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, with a dynamic blend of traditional African design, infectious music and fabulous puppetry. These hilarious stories star Anansi the Spider, whose appetite always overrules his intellect. Anansi loves to eat and hates to work, so he tries to trick other animals out of their food. But it's not free lunch for Anansi—all of his schemes leave him hungrier than ever!

Featuring colorful and beautifully hand-crafted rod puppets.

About the performer: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre is an award-winning touring puppet theatre founded in 1982 by Jamie Keithline and Bonny Hall. Their shows have featured a variety of innovative and unusual puppets both large and small, including a seven-foot crocodile, a smoke-breathing dragon, and an animated garbage heap!

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre has twice been awarded the prestigious Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA-USA), the highest honor in American puppetry, in 2001 and again in 2005. In 2008, Bonny Hall received a Commendation for Design in the Puppet Theatre from the Arlyn Award Foundation.


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