The Rose Garden Library is hosting a performance of the “Tales Afoot” by nationally touring theatre company Act!vated Story Theatre and SJUSD students are invited. “Tales Afoot” is a highly energized theatrical presentation of two multicultural stories: The Tortoise and the Hare and Racing the Troll. The performance is free and open to the public on April 4th at 6:15 PM. The Rose Garden Branch Library is located at 1580 Naglee, San Jose. The show is sponsored by the Friends of the Rose Garden Library. For information about event call the library at (408) 999-2040. Educational shows and performance art workshops at both Grant and Walter Bachrodt Elementary are also being sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
At 5:45 pm, before the show begins, the professional performers will be hosting an acting workshop for kids ages 6 and up. The workshop is limited to the first 12 participants, who will be cast as “guest stars” dress in a costume and perform a scene on stage. The performance is recommended for preschool and elementary students and their parents and grandparents.
About Act!vated Story Theatre
Act!vated Story Theatre doesn’t just tell stories they “Act!vate” them. Each show incorporates physical comedy, zany props and costumes, audience participation, music, American Sign Language and a unique set, an oversize "book" with pages that turn to reveal scenery.
Act!vated Story Theatre was founded in San Francisco in 1988 by Dennis and Kimberly Goza. The professional touring troupe tours year round; having performed in 45 states plus Washington, DC and Japan. This April alone they will perform “Tales Afoot” at 22 locations throughout Northern California. In addition to live performances at schools and libraries across the country every year the act!vated duo produces “Act!vated Stories” podcast to listen to and publishes folktales for reading out loud that can be found online http://activatedstorytheatre.com/folktale.html.