Free First Saturday was filled with theatrical enthusiasm this month. Mu Performing Arts presented Hmong Tiger Tales, three short plays based on Hmong folk stories about tigers including Tiger and Crow, Mother Tigress, and Yer and the Tiger. After the performance kids were able to try on the elaborate masks and ask questions, learning about the cultural significance of the stories.
Kids and parents became actors in a workshop led by the Children’s Theatre Company as they re-created parts of their favorite children’s books and fairy tales onstage.
Artist Paulino Brener led a puppet-making and performance activity in the Cargill Lounge where families designed their own puppets and performed versions of famous fables in a miniature puppet theatre.
A Brazilian version of “Jack and the Beanstalk”, Josué and the Cassavastalk, was screened in the U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge while families in the Art Lab invented characters and created original narratives inspired by the spinning wheels of chance, an activity led by our own Ilene Krug Mojsilov.