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Just So Stories

Imagine a morning in Africa...


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[leopard/elephant]JUST SO STORIES is a captivating shadow puppet rendition of two African fables performed solo by puppeteer Diane Rains.

How the Leopard Got Its Spots is derived from a Bantu tribal legend. Tortoise isn't big or powerful, but he's clever. When Hyena harasses this resourceful reptile, Tortoise relies on his wits to teach the bully a lesson.

In The Elephant's Child, based on Rudyard Kipling's hilarious story, a young elephant has a burning desire to know what the Crocodile has for dinner. The pushy pachyderm's nosiness leads him to a startling discovery!

Mysterious shadows and brightly colored images dance across the stage as these tales unfold. After the performance, Diane answers questions from the audience and demonstrates her collection of Asian shadow puppets.

Shadow puppets, humor

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how length: 30 minutes + 15 minute demo after show

Recommended audience age: 6 and older

Recommended audience size: up to 100
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