The national touring theatrical troupe Act!vated Story Theatre will arrive to “Act!vate” multicultural folktales at the Bryam Shubert Library, 21 Mead Avenue in Greenwich, on Monday, Sept. 10 at 3:00 p.m . The 45-minute program is free and suitable for all ages. The troupe will perform the African tale “Hatseller and Monkey” (popularized by the book Caps for Sale ) and a legend about how the ice cream cone was invented at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. For more information, please call the library at 203.531-0426 or visit http://www.activatedstorytheatre.com.
Kids are invited to learn parts to perform on stage as “guest stars”. To get a part in the show, kids age 6 and up must attend the free pre-show theatre workshop which begins half an hour before showtime. Participation is limited to 12 children, no experience necessary. The performance itself is open to everyone.
Act!vated Story Theatre productions are high-energy dramatizations of folktales. They don’t just tell stories, they “Act!vate” them. Each show incorporates physical comedy, zany props and costumes, audience participation, music, American Sign Language and a unique set, an oversize “book” with pages that turn to reveal scenery. The Reno Gazette-Journal says, “They have reinvented the art of theatrical storytelling.”
Act!vated Story Theatre was founded in San Francisco in 1988 by Dennis and Kimberly Goza. The professional touring troupe has performed in 45 states plus Washington, DC and Japan.
The Act!vated Story Theatre performers are available for media interviews. Contact at (800) 429-6576