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African Folktales with Erik de Waal: Kids Fringe

YAP Theatre / Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 07/19/2009 9:20 PM | Comments: 0

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Kids fringe fixture Erik de Waal knows his audience and half the joy of watching him do his puppetry comes from the way he gets kids to participate in his stories.

Here, the principal tale is about how a mango falling out of a tree causes a cascade of reactions throughout the animal kingdom.

The kids love to correct de Waal’s errors (apparently, the giraffes in de Waal’s hometown have short necks, short legs and drive SUVs) and de Waal in turn easily rolls with the punches when the kids shout out their own unexpected contributions.

Simple, low-tech, and charming.

— Randall King

From the official Fringe program:

2007 & 2008’s hit show returns with BRAND NEW stories. 150,000 kids on five continents can’t be wrong.

Talking giraffes, zany zebras and galumphing elephants and much more magic. African Folktales come to vibrant life through storytelling, puppetry, masks, physical comedy and lots and lots of laughs. "African Folktales is irresistible to the young at heart." - CBC

RECOMMENDED: Especially for Kids (12 & Under)

45 min.

Kids Venue (Crocus building)

Tickets: $9
Discount Tickets: $5 for Kids (12 & under)
 

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