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Anansi-the Trickster Spider presented by Grumbling Gryphons
Anansi-the Trickster Spider presented by Grumbling Gryphons

Sat, Aug 05


The Stissing Center

Anansi-the Trickster Spider presented by Grumbling Gryphons

Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater brings Anansi- the Trickster Spider: A West African Folktale to The Stissing Center's Summer Children's Series. Join the lively pre-performance workshop at 9a & witness the captivating costumes, music, and audience interaction at 10a. Pay-what-you-can.

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Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 10:00 AM

The Stissing Center, 2950 Church St, Pine Plains, NY 12567, USA

About The Event

Pre-Performance Workshop at 9:00 AM

Join the excitement at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains for a thrilling morning of theater and interactive fun! Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater presents "Anansi: The Trickster Spider," a lively adaptation of a West African folktale. The event begins with a Pre-Performance Workshop at 9:00 AM, where children of all ages can learn songs, dances, chants, and their roles as busy bees, monkeys, lions, and more! No experience necessary!

Performance at 10:00 AM

At 10:00 AM, brace yourself for an immersive journey as Leslie Elias and Daniel Saed, the dynamic duo of Grumbling Gryphons, take the stage. With live music by the talented Brian Bender on keyboard and trombone, this highly interactive show promises to captivate and entertain the whole family.

About the Show:

"Anansi: The Trickster Spider" brings to life the mischievous and comical character of Anansi, who embarks on a quest to retrieve stolen stories from Nyame, the Sky God. Children in the audience will play a vital role in helping Anansi outwit the jungle's various animals in this engaging tale, "How Anansi Brought the Stories Down."

About the Artists:

Meet Leslie Elias, the Connecticut Arts Hero and artistic director of Grumbling Gryphons. With a passion for enriching young minds, she has been adapting and directing captivating productions for over 43 years. Leslie will also showcase her acting talents as she brings to life multiple characters in the show, including Crocodile, Monkey, Lion, and Queen Bee.

Daniel Saed, the talented actor, singer, and voice artist, plays the lead role of Anansi-The Trickster Spider. He has been an integral part of Grumbling Gryphons for years and has been recognized for his exceptional performances in various productions.

Keyboardist and Trombonist, Brian Bender, accompanies the group and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory. He's performed his original klezmer music internationally.

About the Theater Company:

Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater is renowned for its fantastic masks, captivating costumes, and innovative interaction with children. They have been spreading joy and knowledge through their performances at schools, museums, libraries, and festivals throughout the United States and even internationally.

Don't miss this chance to be a part of the magic and join the celebration of 43 years of touring and teaching!

To sign up & pre-register, please visit our ticket page.

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