[Local Buzz] ECU Brings Children’s Storybook Theatre To Festival Park

Posted By on April 18, 2013

East Carolina University (ECU) is bringing their new children’s show “Storybook Theatre Tales from Around the World Part II” to Roanoke Island Festival Park in May.

ECU Storybook Theatre

ECU Storybook Theatre

 The production is an interactive theatre for children and youth, offering enchanting and exciting stories, with a 45-minute workshop for children following the production, where participants, with the assistance of the cast and crew, will get to create their own stories, costumes, and props, culminating in an informal sharing of their newly created tales.

 ECU Storybook Theatre combines talents of students from across all theatre art disciplines and teaches younger audience members the enjoyment of the performing arts along with the excitement of books and reading.

The stories are gathered from around the world through ECU’s Global and Theatre for Youth classrooms. From their travels around the world, they bring cultures, tales and celebrations to life on the stage for children and youth.

Newly gathered tales include “The Bat of Colors” and “The Tale of Two Mountains” from Mexico, “The Peach Boy” and “The Bamboo Princess” from Japan, and “The Little Bird, The Little Mouse and the Fox “from Iraq.  Other favorites include “The Dragon Boat Festival” from Beijing, “The Rooster and the Hen” from Russia, “The Three Shovels” and “El Tunche, El Tunche” from the jungles of Peru, and the “Legend of the Shooting Star,” a Native American tale, and these are just some of the stores included in this interactive and engaging production.

Recommended ages for participation in the workshop are Kindergarten through 6th Grade, and for the production, Kindergarten through adult.

East Carolina University will present “Storybook Theatre Tales from Around the World Part II” and the children’s workshop on Saturday, May 4, at 2pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

Tickets are $5 for ages 6 and up, and free for ages 5 and under, and may be purchased in advance at Festival Park or on the day of the event.

ECU Storybook Theatre


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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