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Tales as Old as Africa

  • by Ann Wakefield
  • directed by Ann Wakefield
  • Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales, this world premiere features three magical stories illustrating how the animals received their unique personalities and traits. Brought to life by two mystical sangomas, or witchdoctors, these tales will delight audiences just as they have for generations throughout Africa.
  • Recommended for ages 5 and up.
  • October 29, 2007 - December 07, 2007
  • DEPAUL'S MERLE RESKIN THEATRE
  • (312) 922-1999
  • The cast features
    Wardell Clark (Sango), Mercedes Frierson (Leopard/Snake/Lurie Bird), Zach Kenney (Lion/Death/Croc), Kate Lane (Elephant/Moon/Lilac Breasted Roller), Lauren Malara (Goma), Falashay Pearson (Zebra/Manjuza/Crowned Crane), Josh Rowe (Kudo/Mopani/Cric), and William VonVogt (Rhino/Mantis/Kwaku Anansi).

    The production team includes scenic design by Heather Ireland
    costume design by Meghann Plummer, lighting design by Alec Bernstein, sound design by Jeremy Chalmer, and stage management by Danielle Shindler.

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