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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 4/17/17

April 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Monday4/3dayschoolSan JoseCA no Tales Afoot Tortoise and Hare & Gingerbread Man + workshops
Tuesday4/4dayschoolSan JoseCAno Tales Afoot: two multicultural folktales & workshops
Tuesday4/46:15 pmRose Garden Library, 1580 NagleeSan JoseCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Tortoise and Hare & Racing the Troll
Wednesday4/54:00Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station RdAthertonCA YES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: two multicultural folktales
Friday - Sunday4/7-9n/anoneLos GatosCAnoTraining Workshops
Wednesday4/128:50 and 9:50school (sponsored in part by League of Volunteers)FremontCAnoTales Afoot: Stomalong Races the Steamship & Racing the Troll
Friday4/1411:00Hughson Library, 2412 A Third StreetHughsonCA YES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: two multicultural folktales
Saturday4/1511:00Newman Library, 1305 Kern StreetNewmanCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Tortoise and Hare & Stormalong Races the Steamship
Saturday4/152:00Stanislaus County Main Library, 1500 I St.ModestoCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Stomalong Races the Steamship & The Gingerbread Man
Monday4/1711:00Keyes Library, 4420 MaudKeyesCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Racing the Troll & Stormalong Races the Steamship
Monday4/174:00Turlock Library, 550 Minaret AveTurlockCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Tortoise and Hare & The Gingerbread Man
Tuesday4/1811:00Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe StreetRiverbankCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Racing the Troll & The Gingerbread Man
Tuesday4/182:00Oakdale Library, 151 South First AveOakdaleCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Tortoise and Hare & Stormalong Races the Steamship
Wednesday4/19 12:00 Denair Library, 4801 Kersey RoadDenairCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Racing the Troll & The Gingerbread Man
Wednesday4/193:30Empire Library, 18 South Abbie StreetEmpireCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: two multicultural folktales
Thursday4/204:00Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 TiburonTiburonCA YES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Stormalong Races the Steamship
Friday4/2110:45schoolCanyonCAnoTales Afoot: Stormalong Races the Steamship & Racing the Troll
Monday4/243:30Ceres Library, 2250 MagnoliaCeresCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: two multicultural folktales
Tuesday4/253:30Waterford Library,324 E StreetWaterfordCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: two multicultural folktales
Wednesday 4/267:00San Leandro Library, 300 EstudilloSan LeandroCA YES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: Tortoise and the Hare & Gingerbread Man
Thursday4/274:00 Tracy Library, 20 E Eaton Ave TracyCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Racing the Troll & The Gingerbread Man
Friday 4/28 9:00 Preschool Denair CA No Tales Afoot Tortoise and the Hare & The Gingerbread Man
Saturday4/2911:00Salida Library, 4835 Sisk RdSalidaCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot: two multicultural folktales
Saturday4/292:00Patterson Library, 46 North SaladoPattersonCAYES RSVP (Press) Tales Afoot Racing the Troll & Stormalong

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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

May 2017

datetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
5/1-27n/anoneRenoNV n/a Production work on new show. Building props, sets and costumes.

June 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to Public Stories
Saturday6/310:30Fort Smith Library, 3201 Rogers AvenueFort SmithARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs
Saturday6/32:30Springdale, 405 S. PleasantSpringdaleARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday6/710:15Baldwin Memorial, 612 Van BurenJudsoniaARYesHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Anansi and the Story Box
Thursday6/811:00Performance will be at the Fairgrounds, hosted by the Marion County LibrarySummitARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Shadow Builders & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Friday6/910:00Rogers Library, 711 S DixielandRogersARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday6/1010:30Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain StFayettevilleARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday6/1410:00Parker Park Community Center hosted by the Craighead County LibraryJonesboroARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday6/142:00The Mall at Turtle Creek hosted by the Craighead County LibraryJonesboroARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday6/1510:15Pangburn Library, 914 Main StreetPangburnARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Saturday6/1710:30Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library HillMountain HomeARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday6/202:00Lawrence County Library, 115 West WalnutWalnut RIdgeARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday6/2110:30Woodruff County Library, 201 MulberryAugustaARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Storybox & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Wednesday6/21 3:00 Cross County Library, 410 E. Merriman Ave.WynneARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Anansi and the Storybox & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Tuesday6/2710:00Goff Library, 323 N. ElmBeebeARYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Little Pigs & The Shadow Builders
Wednesday6/2810:30Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave.Hot SpringsARYESHammer, 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)

July 2017

daydatetimevenuecitystateOpen to PublicStories
Thursday 7/6 10:00 Richland Branch Library, 299 S. Wilmington StreetRichlands NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
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: Build a Better World
Saturday 7/8 2:00 Onslow County Main Library, 58 Doris Avenue East Jacksonville NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale:
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: Build a Better World
Thursday 7/13 11:00Pender County Hampstead Branch Library Hampstead NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday 7/13 2:00Pender County Burgaw Branch Library Burgaw NC YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday7/1710:30Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday7/172:30Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Monday7/176:30Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.RichmondVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday7/1810:30North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday7/182:30Twin Hickory Library, 4060 Innslake DrGlen AllenVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Tuesday7/186:30Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd.Glen AllenVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/1910:30Sandston Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Rd.SandstonVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/192:30Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum AvenueHenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/196:30Varina Library, 1875 New Market Rd.HenricoVAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/2610:00St. Albans Branch Library, 602 4th Street
St. AlbansWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/262:00Sissonville Branch Library, 1 Tinney LaneCharlestonWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Wednesday7/266:00Main Library 123 Capitol StreetCharlestonWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Three Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter
Thursday7/2710:00Dunbar Branch Library, 301 12th Street MallDunbarWVYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
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
Thursday 8/3 10:00 Snyder County Library Selinsgrove PA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday 8/3 2:00 Beavertown Library Beavertown PA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Friday 8/4 10:30 James V Brown Library Williamsport PA YES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
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: Build a Better World
Wednesday8/166:00Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main StreetBlackstoneMAYESHammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: Build a Better World
Thursday8/172:00Thayer Public Library, 798 WashingtonBraintreeMAYES Hammer, Nail, Tell a Tale: The Three Little Pigs & Old Joe and the Carpenter (sponsored in part by Braintree Cultural Council grant)

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