How does a spider beat an elephant in a bout of tug-of-war? You can find out Labor Day Weekend at Staunton River State Park as we wrap up our 75th Anniversary celebration. We welcome the Barefoot Puppet Theatre back for Trickster Tales on September 3rd at 7 p.m.
Anansi the Spider tries to trick the hippo
This 45 minute performance stars Anansi the Spider in two traditional folktales of the Beluba and Ashanti people. In addition to Anansi, you will meet Elephant, Hippo, Namibi the Python, Osebo the Leopard, a swarm of angry hornets, and an even angrier Sky-god! Colorful scenery, original music, lots of puns, and an eleven foot stage create a wonderful backdrop for the antics of these expressive rod and hand puppets. It’s a high energy show filled with fun for all ages!
Anansi the Spider and Namibi the Python
So grab the family and a picnic and come on out to the park to enjoy the Barefoot Puppet Theatre! The show is sure to please and you can enjoy the park and the last little bit of the summer season all in one visit!
This performance is supported in part with funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance is free, but there is a $3 parking fee per car.
LOCATION: Staunton River State Park is 18 miles east of South Boston. Take U.S. 360 to Route 344. Follow Route 344 for 10 miles to the park, located southeast of Scottsburg, Va.
Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours; Roanoke, two hours.
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