Anansi and the Talking Melon: A West African Folktale 

Jul 21, 2023 ALL DAY


Hillsdale Christian Community, 10 Green River Ln, Hillsdale, NY 12529

Cost Donations welcome!

Event Contact Rev. Carol Kelly | Email

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Beech Tree Puppets from the Washington DC area will be performing…

On Friday, July 21, 2023, at 4 pm & 7 pm

Join Elephant, Warthog, and Ostrich on their jolly and loving adventure to the Monkey King as they seek help for their tricky friend, Anansi. A folk tale for ages 2-102.

West African Folktales originate from the Asante people of Ghana and have orally been passed down over generations, featuring the revered character of the Akan God of stories, wisdom, and knowledge who often takes the shape of a spider. Anansi is associated with skill and wisdom and often triumphs over foes larger than himself. This light-hearted example is adapted for marionette puppet theater.

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