You are invited to free family shows

You (yes YOU!) are invited to public performances for children and families.

Professional performers present multicultural folktales utilizing a variety of performance art skills. The stories are not merely told, but flipped and activated with some help from the audience.

What can you expect? Non-stop action, a grown woman squeezing through a tennis racket, audience participation, music, American Sign Language, quick costume changes and witty comedy that will tickle the funny bone. Entertaining for the stroller set to grandparents and all ages in between. Presented before what is rumored to be the world's largest picture book.

Kids come 30 minutes early for a chance to be in the show (Limited to the first 12 volunteers age 6 and up)

Thanks to local libraries and other organizations some performances are free and open to the public. They are marked as such.

Tour Schedule current as of 5/5/17

June 2017

day date time venue city state Open to Public Stories
Saturday 6/3 10:30 Fort Smith Library, 3201 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Saturday 6/3 2:30 Springdale, 405 S. Pleasant Springdale AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 6/7 10:15 Baldwin Memorial, 612 Van Buren Judsonia AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Thursday 6/8 11:00 Performance will be at the Fairgrounds, hosted by the Marion County Library Summit AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Shadow Builders & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday 6/9 10:00 Rogers Library, 711 S Dixieland Rogers AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday 6/10 10:30 Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain St Fayetteville AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 6/14 10:00 Parker Park Community Center hosted by the Craighead County Library Jonesboro AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 6/14 2:00 The Mall at Turtle Creek hosted by the Craighead County Library Jonesboro AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday 6/15 10:15 Pangburn Library, 914 Main Street Pangburn AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday 6/17 10:30 Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library Hill Mountain Home AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday 6/20 2:00 Lawrence County Library, 115 West Walnut Walnut RIdge AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 6/21 10:30 Woodruff County Library, 201 Mulberry Augusta AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Storybox & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday 6/21 3:00 Cross County Library, 410 E. Merriman Ave. Wynne AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Storybox & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday 6/27 10:00 Goff Library, 323 N. Elm Beebe AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Wednesday 6/28 10:30 Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. Hot Springs AR YES RSVP Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday 6/30 2:00 J. Austin White Cultural Center Eudora AR YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale followed by a Performing Arts Workshop for 30 particpants (registration required)

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"It is always a fabulously fun event for the kids and I appreciate your enthusiasm and unfailing energy." ~Leslie Anstedt, Youth Services Director, Jacksonville, Illinois

July 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Thursday 7/6 10:00 Richland Branch Library, 299 S. Wilmington Street Richlands NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Shadow Builders & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday 7/7 10:00 Sneads Ferry Library, 1330 Highway 210 Sneads Ferry NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Friday 7/7 2:00 Swansboro Branch Library, 1460 West Corbett Avenue Swansboro NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Shadow Builders & ??
Saturday 7/8 2:00 Onslow County Main Library, 58 Doris Avenue East Jacksonville NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Shadow Builders & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Monday7/1011:00 and 6:30High Point Library, 901 North Main StreetHigh PointNCYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday 7/12 10:30 Pulaski County Library, 60 3rd St NW Puluaski VA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Thursday 7/13 11:00Pender County Hampstead Branch Library Hampstead NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Thursday 7/13 2:00Pender County Burgaw Branch Library Burgaw NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Monday7/1710:30Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Monday7/172:30Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Monday7/176:30Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.RichmondVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday7/1810:30North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday7/182:30Twin Hickory Library, 4060 Innslake DrGlen AllenVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday7/186:30Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd.Glen AllenVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday7/1910:30Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd.SandstonVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday7/192:30Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum AvenueHenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday7/196:30Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday7/2610:00St. Albans Branch Library, 602 4th Street
St. AlbansWVYES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday7/262:00Sissonville Branch Library, 1 Tinney LaneCharlestonWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/266:00Main Library 123 Capitol StreetCharlestonWVYES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday7/2710:00Dunbar Branch Library, 301 12th Street MallDunbarWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday7/272:00@Elk Elementary School,
3320 Pennsylvania Ave (hosted by the Elk Valley Library)
CharlestonWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday7/276:00Riverside Public LIbrary, 1 Warrior Way, Suite 104BelleWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World

August 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Tuesday8/110:30North Wilmington LibraryNorth WilmingtonDEYES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday8/210:00Wilmington LibraryWilmingtonDEYES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & audience choice
Thursday 8/3 10:00 Snyder County Library - Gelnett Selinsgrove PA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday 8/3 2:00 Beavertown Library Beavertown PA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday 8/4 10:30 James V Brown Library Williamsport PA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Wednesday 8/9 6:00 Abbott Library Sunapee NH YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs
Saturday 8/12 10:30 Eldridge Library, 564 Main St 564 Main St MA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Wednesday8/166:00Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main StreetBlackstoneMAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday8/172:00Thayer Public Library, 798 WashingtonBraintreeMA YESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter (sponsored in part by Braintree Cultural Council grant)
Wednesday 8/23 7:00 530 Washington Wellesley MA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Story Box & The Shadow Builders

August 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Thursday 9/21 tba Beth El Synagogue Center New Rochelle NY no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale two stories to welcome Rosh Hashana

November 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Monday 11/6 3:00 Byram Shubert, 21 Mead Ave Greenwich CT YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale two stories

January 2018

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Friday1/5 10:00 Preschool Myrtle Beach SC no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box

March 2018

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Wednesday 3/710:00 Preschool Irvine CA no Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale Three LIttle Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box