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THEATER | 'Anansi Tales for the Holidays'


With his eight feet rooted in West African folklore, the spider-shaped trickster god Anansi has traveled through oral traditions to the Caribbean and America. Directed by Reuben J. Tapp and presented by {theatre}+{náfsi},"Anansi Tales for the Holidays" is a program of interactive theater, storytelling, and puppetry, featuring stories from various authors. A Children's mask and puppetry workshop will be held for ages 4-12 prior to the show on Saturday, January 5, starting at 12:30 p.m. Participating children can become part of the afternoon or evening shows as one of the forest animals, with the mask or puppet they made.

"Anansi Tales for the Holidays" will be presented in six performances at MuCCC, 142, Atlantic Avenue. Monday, December 31 at 3 p.m.; Thursday, January 3 through Saturday, January 5, at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, January 5 and 6, at 3 p.m. Tickets to the performances are $5 for kids and $10 for adults, and the mask workshop is $25, which includes the performance.