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    CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH:

    The Bad Birthday: A Mexican Folktale . A twin brother and sister decide to bake themselves a birthday cake. Things start to go wrong when they ask their neighbors for help with the ingredients. The greedy neighbors agree to give what's needed in exchange for pieces of the cake. The twins soon discover that they've promised all of the cake to other people But, they also learn that all they really need to celebrate their birthday is each other.  And the whole town learns the value of cooperation.

      

    STEAL AWAY featured for February and March!

    World Voices

    Steal Away: The Living History of Harriet Tubman tells the story of one of America’s greatest heroines—from her youth as a slave to her service on the Underground Railroad and her continuing efforts to help others in need throughout her lifetime.  A native of Auburn, New York (where Harriet lived until her death) Rick Balian’s research for the play included dozens of interviews with Harriet’s descendents and the curator of the Harriet Tubman home. (Grades K-5)

              

    World Voices presents engaging, authentic fables and stories from around the world. Performed with puppets, live actors and music these tales serve as an introduction to different cultures, and illustrate the strong common bonds among all people. Kids learn important life lessons in a fun and interactive environment through a participatory game or activity related to the story and fun facts on each culture. That's EDUTAINment! Performances and activities combined are 50-minutes to an hour long and are suitable for children ages 4-9. It's fun for the whole family!

    BOOK AN ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE FOR ONLY $850!  WE BRING EVERYTHING TO YOUR SCHOOL AND PERFORM FOR UP TO 200 STUDENTS! INCLUDES STUDY GUIDES FOR PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS IN ADVANCE.  ALL SHOWS INCLUDE A POST-PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY.

    Board of Education Vendor #: 133700405

    Small Community Groups can also book performance at NPTC.  Call or email for details.

     

     

    The Wild Boy: An Iroquois Fable.  A Seneca mother and father are upset over their wild little boy’s bad behavior. The boy becomes lost in the woods while hunting with his father and is adopted by a mother bear and her daughter. The bears “tame” him by teaching the valuable lessons of cooperation and courtesy.  He returns home transformed.  After the performance, children play a stalking game that was used to teach Iroquois children how to move quietly in the woods, and they get to meet the puppets!  (Grades pre-K-4)

     

    The Big Mouth Mouse: A Tale from Japan is based on a fable about a father who loves his beautiful daughter and brags that no mere mouse is great enough to marry her. Over his wifes objections, the father hatches a scheme to marry their daughter to the greatest thing he can think of—the all-powerful Sun. The daughter, though, is in love with the lowly cheese delivery boy. Through a series of comical misadventures, the father comes to realize that a mere mouse is great enough to marry his daughter. At the end of the play, the father admits that he’s got a BIIIIIIIIG mouth!—and that his bragging days are over.  (Grades 1-5)

     

    The Lucky Brothers: A Tale From the Near East.  In this Armenian fable, two brothers feel they are cursed with bad luck when a series of misfortunes befall them.  Their mother teaches them that they make their own luck.  They use this knowledge to outwit their evil neighbor and the King, who are scheming to steal the brothers’ family farm.  Includes a post-performance activity.  (Grades K-5) World Voices

    READ ALL ABOUT OUR NEWEST WORLD VOICES SHOW: THE ADVENTURES OF RUBBISH IN THE HOOD

     

     

    For more information about our World Voices program, please feel free to contact us.