Kids’ Fringe Final Weekend and Anansi, Br’er Rabbit and Other Wily Creatures,


It’s Friday (Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everybody’s lookin forward to the weekend, weekend.) You are welcome.

So much fringing left to do, so little time to do it. I have seen 21 shows so far, most of them were for kids and/or teens. It takes a village to raise a theater-goer, so do your civic duty and bring a kid to a show this weekend. You will be the coolest mom/dad/aunt/uncle/big sibling/neighbor ever.

My top picks for young kids are Buckets and Tap Shoes (see my blog entry here), Our Freaking Kids Show (here) and Anansi, Br’er Rabbit and Other Wily Creatures (and here is a link to the Black Storytellers Alliance home page). If you have never seen the the Black Storytellers Alliance make sure you get to this show, whether or not you bring along the children. An evening of signifyin’ and testifyin’, these master storytellers use wit, humor, an gentle audience participation to deliver a well-earned moral lesson. We went on Monday night. The teenagers in the audience were as captivated as the seniors. Don’t miss it.

Buckets and Tap Shoes is playing tonight at 8:30 and tomorrow at 10:00 PM. Our Freaking Kids Show only has one show left-tonight at 8:30 PM. I would suggest going online to reserve tickets for this one. Anansi’s final show is tonight at 7:00.

Three very good family shows I would also recommend are Smothers Brothers Grimm (read my review here), Brain Fighters (here) and The Duties and Responsibilities of Being a Sidekick (here). Sidekick has some sexual innuendo that may or may not fly over young kids’ heads.