Foolish Tales for Foolish Times – School & Library Touring

I wish they could come to our school every day!      A student at Lockview P.S.

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FOR SCHOOLS:  Grades 1 to 3, audience maximum 150.  Or for Grades 1 to 6 mixed, audience maximum 250.  

FOR LIBRARIES:  Aged 5 and up.

45 minutes.  Optional post-performance Q&A available and recommended.

Available November 10 to 21, 2014 &  April 13 to 24, 2015.  For more information & booking:  Prologue for the Performing Arts

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Four seriously silly stories told in four different styles of puppetry.

Foolish Tales is a wonderful celebration of our shared humanity through laughter and learning.  Each of these folk tales pokes fun at common human foibles: how we overlook the obvious, how we worry needlessly about the impossible, how we sometimes take advice without thinking or use yesterday’s solutions to solve today’s problems.

A production which inspires role play and encourages critical thinking, this play is staged primarily with common household objects to facilitate easy follow up activities.

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Excellent presentation;  fun was had by the students and teachers.  We would have them back again, and recommend to other schools.    Principal, Children’s Garden School

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Curriculum Connections:  Dramatic Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts.

Character education:  Empathy, Cooperation.

Sample Drama Expectation:  Demonstrate an awareness of ideas and emotions expressed in drama works from communities around the world (B.3, 2, grade 3).

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Technical requirements:

  • Performing area: 5.2 m wide x 3.7 m deep x 2.5 m ceiling
  • NB: Can not be performed on a carpeted floor.
  • Set-up time: 60 minutes: Take-out time: 60 minutes.
  • Total time in the venue is 3 hours.
  • We bring sound and lighting equipment, requiring one standard 120 volt outlet.
  • Please note that the show works best in a darkened venue.
  • Personnel:  2 performers

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See a SHORT VIDEO on YouTube

FOOLISH TALES GALLERY

PRINTABLE SCHOOL TECH SHEET 

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For information and to book, contact  Mariposa In The Schools (MITS) at 416-462-9400         *Limited subsidy is available: contact MITS early*

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Puppetmongers are also available for in-class puppetry workshops  Inquiries to Ann at   ann@puppetmongers.com     416-538-6210

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