Thursday, September 08, 2016

From Page to Stage: African Tales – A Reader’s Theatre Workshop for Children


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and  the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage: African Tales – A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of African Tales, BPL will be hosting free workshops at several of its area libraries. Children ages 5 to 12 will learn how stories come alive through the magic of theater. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT African Tales production in October 2016.

The fire crackles, the drums pulse, and everyone listens to two tales magically spun under the great African sky. In Rumpelstilskin, a young queen's love for her child thwarts the evil intentions of a crooked little man. In Kalulu, a swaggering and boastful hare suffers the consequences of deceit when he tries to swindle a bag of gold from the king. The characters in these two legends create a whirlwind of color and sound, and evoke the magic of triumph of good over evil.

Workshop space is limited, so contact your participating library location to register a child for the workshop.

Schedule of Programs
Avondale Regional Branch Library
Sunday, September 18, 2:30 p.m. (includes a visit from the Junior League Yummy Truck)

East Lake Branch Library
Saturday, September 17, 2:30 p.m.

Five Points West Regional Branch Library
Sunday, September 18, 2:30 p.m.

Pratt City Branch Library
Saturday, September 17, 2:30 p.m.

Southside Branch Library
Saturday, September 24, 2:30 p.m.

Springville Road Regional Branch Library
Sunday, September 25, 2:30 p.m. (includes a visit from the Junior League Yummy Truck)

West End Branch Library
Saturday, September 24, 2:30 p.m.

Woodlawn Branch Library
Thursday, September 22, 4:00 p.m. (includes a visit from the Junior League Yummy Truck)

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