The Adrian District Library, with sponsorship by the Maple City Arbor of Gleaner Life Insurance Company, are pleased to announce that Wild Swan Theater will return to this year’s Art-A-Licious. The performance, “Under the African Sky,” will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
“Under the African Sky” is a delightful collection of African tales created for young children and their families. These humorous tales, including “Why the Sky is Far Away” and “The Talking Vegetables,” are performed through storytelling, acting, and drumming.
Outstanding drummer Jaclyn Morrow performs traditional music on the drums. Morrow has performed and studied West African drumming and dance with Like Water Drum and Dance and is currently with the Tree of Life Drum and Dance. As well as drumming in this show, Morrow joins other ensemble cast members Sandy Ryder, Benjamin John Williams, and Brian E. Buckner as a storyteller and actor. This lively cast plays a host of characters.
Young children will delight in the talking vegetables who teach Spider a lesson about hard work in “The Talking Vegetables.” Another important lesson is learned in “Why the Sky is Far Away,” when the sky teaches the villagers about not wasting food.
“Under the African Sky” is 45 minutes in length and suitable for children ages 3 to 9 and their families.