Folktale Theatre, featuring two stories theatrically performed on stage by the Act!vated Actors. Peppered with American Sign Language, mime, physical comedy and a grown woman squeezing through a tennis racket.
The current production "World Tales" includes 2 of the following stories in each show: The Hat Seller and the Monkey from Mali in Western Africa, a hilarious little episode that is presented in pantomime to music. The Egyptian Cinderella, the oldest of many international and multicultural variations of the classic Cinderella motif and apparently based on a true story. Orpheus, the Greek legend about the musician whose skills were so fantastic that he could charm even wild beasts. But can he rescue his sweetheart Eurydice from death? The Fourth Question from China is a story about a lad who undertakes a journey to find out how he can get a bad luck curse lifted. Along the way he meets some colorful characters including a dragon.
Activated Story Theatre tours nationwide year round, entertaining kids and families at schools, libraries and theaters everywhere.