The summer reading theme at local libraries is Libraries Rock, and the National Touring Theatrical Troupe Act!vated Story Theatre, now in its 31st year, will be returning on August 22 to rock local libraries with performances of multicultural folktales that feature or highlight music. The troupe will appear at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellesley Library.
Thirty minutes before each performance, the actors will be hosting an acting workshop for kids ages six 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 in the production. To participate in the free pre-show workshop, kids must arrive 30 minutes before the show is scheduled to begin. No experience is necessary. Call the children’s librarian at (781-235-1610) to sign up for the pre-show theatre workshop, or RSVP on the Act!vated Story Theatre Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ActivatedFans/. The performance itself is open to and enjoyed by all ages. Infants to grandparents will find the show entertaining.
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.
For more information about Act!-vated Story Theatre, visit http://activatedstorytheatre.com.