Nov 3 | Shakespeare for the Young FREE puppet show @ The Anacostia Playhouse
FREE EVENT! NO TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS NEEDED!
Based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Tiniest Tempest has been created by
Shakespeare For The Young as an interactive show for 4 to 9 year olds. The actors
and designers of Shakespeare For The Young are dedicated to bringing
Shakespeare's stories and poetry to young audiences and their families through the
medium of puppets.
Four Puppeteers bring the characters of Miranda and Prospero, Antonio and
Alonso, and Caliban and Ariel to life with their story of hurt and love as well as
revenge and forgiveness on an island. The puppets are both large-bodied and
shadow puppets. Children are introduced to a stick puppet of William
Shakespeare, who helps start the story.
Aided by interactive play with the audience, the actors engage children's
imaginations through Shakespeare's words, using music as an additional medium.
They ask questions that invite children and their families to think about what it
means to be empathetic and inclusive and forgive hurts. The workshop with
ukulele and song helps children focus on dreams and friendship.