Let's go on an African Adventure!

Are you enjoying this beautiful Spring weather? Are you feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world? Then how about coming along with us on an adventure, when Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents "African Adventure Tales"! This is the last show in our "Puppets Around the World" series and is sure to be a great event, perfect for sunshine and warmth!

Two funny folktales from Africa come to life in this vibrant new production. In 'Koi and the Kola Nuts,' the youngest son of a tribal chief only receives one small kola nut tree as an inheritance instead of his father's riches. On his travels, he meets a snake, a crocodile, and a colony of ants, all in desperate need of the one thing Koi has: kola nuts. Koi's kindness to the creatures he meets is later rewarded when their help saves his life! Then, 'Anansi and the Talking Melon' features the irrepressible trickster Anansi the Spider who is lazy, greedy and out only for himself. Anansi eats his way into a melon and, finding himself too full to get back out, fools the other animals into believing that the melon itself can talk! Spectacular scenery and catchy music make this a must-see performance.

Thursday, April 16th @ 10:30am
Friday, April 17th @ 10:30am
Saturday, April 18th @ 1pm & 3pm
Sunday, April 19th @ 1pm & 3pm


Jamie Keithline and Bonny Hall formed Crabgrass Puppet Theatre in San Francisco in 1982 and have delighted audiences across the nation with their whimsical humor and puppetry ever since. Their performing venues have included the Detroit Institute of Art, the Smithsonian, Paper Mill Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They have been awarded two Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest puppetry award in the United States, and in 2009, Bonny Hall was awarded a Design Commendation from the Arlyn Award Foundation. Since 2001, Jamie and Bonny have been living in Halifax, Vermont, a tiny town in the hills near Brattleboro, where they continue to create their award-winning productions.

Recommended for ages 4 - 10.