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Teatro Anansi represents the mestizo/multicultural convergence of contemporary performing arts practices with folk storytelling traditions, and its mission is to create and support local community theater for inter-generational audiences, develop educational programs, and sustain multicultural traditions of storytelling.

On February 8th, Teatro Anansi will make its debut for the Carver’s Youth Matinee Series with a dramatization of several delightful tales from African and African American folklore, including “Anansi the Spider,” “The Signifying Monkey,” and “Why People Have to Work.” These stories offer positive and negative examples of human behavior that help us better understand our world.

Join Teatro Anansi for an open rehearsal of “African Folktales” to get a sneak peek of the production, and then participate in a community dialogue to share your feedback, learn more about the theater company’s goals for the year, and its vision to be a regional leader in providing platforms for new works and emerging artists from diverse backgrounds.

This event will take place in the Ballroom of the historic Reuter Building (217 Alamo Plaza), located directly across from The Alamo on the corner of Crockett Street and Alamo Plaza.