Thistle Theatre presents: "More Auntie Lena’s African Stories"

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families presents:

Picture of Val and the possum

More Auntie Lena’s African Stories

Playing her drum and asking for audience response, Auntie Lena and her friend, Possum, are back to

sing and tell more African stories. Stories include “Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky” and

“Anansi, the Spider” which is about the infamous trickster spider and an unsuspecting turtle.

Val Thomas-Matson, founder of Look, Listen and Learn (a commercial free, early-learning TV

program) plays Auntie Lena. Brian Stabile and Lisa Haslbauer are the puppeteers in the show

directed by Artistic Director, Jean Enticknap. Sue Ennis has penned three new songs for the show

and all have African grooves by ethnomusicologist, Kim Alessi, including the original “Story Tree”

song. Brian Stabile designed and built the new puppets in the production.


Locations and Dates:

Magnuson Park Theatre

7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Jan. 21, 22 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)


Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Feb. 3 (7:30PM), Feb. 4, 5 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)


Bellevue Youth Theatre

16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

Feb. 11, 12 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)



Child/Senior $8.00

General $9.00


Phone: (206) 524-3388


Posted on January 9, 2012, in Events, Puppet Shows and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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