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Storytelling with the Dragon
with Alika and Reginald T. Hedgehog
These are free virtual events for families to explore together! Experience folklore from around the world and discuss the morals, messages, or modern parallels within! Storytelling with the Dragon episodes were originally performed as weekly Live Stream events to provide family experiences during shelter-in-place when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Each episode runs 20 – 40 minutes in full run-time.
Wondering how to discuss the current racial injustice movement with your children?
Watch Episode 9 to help start your family discussion!
View our past episodes here!
The Ugly Duckling, a German folktale by Hans Christian Anderson – Adapted by Tasha Guenther
I Am Enough, an American story by Grace Byers
Episode 9: Racial Injustice
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice, an American story by Ann Hazzard, Marianne Celano, and Marietta Collins
Bony-Legs, a Russian folktale by Joanna Cole
Aesop’s Fables, Greek folktales presented by the Library of Congress
Episode 6: Spooky Stories of Ghosts and Spirits
The Dreamhouse, and Irish folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
A Pretty Girl in the Road an American folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
La Llorona, a Latin American folktale, author unknown
It Could Always Be Worse, a Jewish folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
The Lost Horse: A Chinese Folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited byJoane Yolen
Episode 4: The Fools, Numskulls, and Noodleheads
Lazy Jack, an English folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
The Old Man and Woman Who Switched Jobs, a Swedish Folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited byJoane Yolen
Episode 3: Tricksters
Being Greedy Chokes Anansi, a Jamacan folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
The Man Who Had No Story, an Irish folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
Anansi Brings Stories to the World, an African folktale, author unknown from Favorite Folktales from around the World edited by Joane Yolen
For audiences from pre-K to great-grandparents to enjoy!
These are fast-paced, interactive, full of giggles, family-fun dramatizations of some of your favorite fairy tales – with a few surprises! Join Mr. Redge or Miss Regina as we explore these classics. Each event will include one dramatization followed by games and activities for our younger audience members to participate in. Dorktales is brought to you in partnership with Geek Club Books.
We look forward to seeing your family when the theatre re-opens!
The Smallest Show on Earth by Karen Gardiner
When your name is “Giggles” and you are the only clown in “The Smallest Show on Earth” AND you’ve lost your smile -that’s a BIG deal! Join us on a circus adventure to help Giggles find his grin and meet his pals – Tilly the Tightrope Walker, the Great Alonzo, and Hans the Great – as they perform the smallest, but most-astonishing acts, to remind him of his greatest gifts.
Jack and the Beanstalk by Karen Gardiner
Meet Jack. Is he daft or the deal maker of the century when he sells his cow, Milky White, for beans? His mother thinks he’s out of his mind until those beans lead to a bonanza…bags of gold, the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the golden harp! Join us as we find out how Jack fools the ogre over and over again so his mom can have a lovely cottage with all the modern conveniences…an outhouse, outdoor patio and jacuzzi!
The Three Little…Hogs? by Karen Gardiner
HOGS? Who has ever heard this story? According to Mr. Redge and Miss Regina, it’s a classic tale from the fairy tale cannon! Come hear our storyteller recount the tale of hedgehogs Porky, Percy and Peregrin, and their ultimate triumph over the dastardly wolf using a glue pot, rapier and a wheel barrow. According to Percy, “It’s epic, man!”
Little Red Riding Hood by Karen Gardiner
La, la, la, la-la! Have you heard the tale of Little Red? You know, the one about the sweet, innocent little girl in the beautiful red cloak who out foxes the big bad wolf? Well forget that one and think ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan and a fierce aim with a tranquilizer dart.
A Very Merry Dorktale by Karen Gardiner
Clunk…shhhhlp….Clunk shhhhhlp…Marley’s coming and he’s bringing the spirits with him! It’s our very merry version of the classic holiday tale by Charles Dickens about the BAH! HUMBUG! of a man called Ebenezer Scrooge. Gather around the bowl of Smoking Bishop (google it) and dance a jig like good old Fezziwig when Scrooge reluctantly learns to honor Christmas in his heart and keep it all year long.
All performances are held at:
2120 Broadway, RWC
Tickets are $5.00 per person.
Performances are postponed until further notice.
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