Story Theater for kids and the kid in youby Penelope Starr on Sep. 21, 2009, under Arts
Looking for a fun thing to do with your kids and grandkids? Take them to Story Theatre, a show built around some of the Grimm’s Brothers tales and Aesop’s fables, created by Paul Sills, founder of the Second City Improv Group in Chicago.
Each year The School of Theatre Arts’, program etc… (educational theatre company) presents a play for children in the fall. This entirely student directed, acted & designed production performs first on campus and then tours to area schools.
According to Laura A. McCammon, faculty mentor and founder of etc…, “the director of this show, Kelena Jones, also believes in the relationship of story to community and the relationship of story to literacy skills in children. She has chosen ‘Henny Penny’, ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’, ‘The Fisherman and his Wife’, ‘Two Crows’ and ‘The Golden Goose’. These stories have (been) slightly modernized.”
You can catch these shows at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, September 24 and 25 and at 1:30 on Saturday September 26 in the Marroney Theatre, 1025 N Olive Rd, Bldg #3 on the UA campus. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 621-1162. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.