Thistle Theatre presents: "More Auntie Lena’s African Stories"
Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families presents:
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)
Phone: (206) 524-3388