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African Folktales – Student Matinees

BrickBox (JMAC)
Grades PreK-5

Enhance your students' classroom experience with a matinee presented by Bright Star!


Friday, January 14, 2022

45 minutes
Grades: PreK-5
Cost: $12

From the desert lands of the Sahara to the plains of the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond – join a variety of characters from a wide range of cultures in stories that celebrate the various folk tale traditions of the continent of Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. Our stories include Anansi, porquoi tales and many facts and figures about this incredible continent.

Resources Available: Teacher Resource Guide, Optional Talk-Back after the Performance

Applicable Curriculum Standards 

ELA: RL.1, RL.3, 1RL.5, 2.RL.2, 3.RL.2, SL.1-6 

History and Social Science: PreK.T2.1, PreK.T2.2, K.T2.1, K.T2.2, K.T3.2, 1.T2.1-5, 2.T1.1, 2.T2.1, 2.T2.2, 2.T2.3 

Download the Study Guide

Student Matinees

For the 2021-2022 school year, the theatre will be presenting an assortment of both in-person and virtual student matinees. After a decade of successful school partnerships, we are eager to continue our connection with the students and schools of central Massachusetts and beyond.

Study Guides are also available for all or most shows to help both students and educators prepare for what they will be seeing on stage. These guides contain background material on the show and include educational activities to enhance the classroom experience before entering the theatre.

Please check back regularly as we update our season of student matinee offerings.

For More Information, Contact:
Kim Pheymannicie, Student Matinee Coordinator or 508.471.1765


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