Teatro Paraguas & Teatro Paraguas Children's Theatre present
Coyote the Trickster
Featuring Argos MacCallum (Teatro Paraguas' Executive Director), JoJo Sena- Tarnoff (producer, performer, and musician) and Rebecca Morgan (director and playwright), this Spring's performance will be a SNEAK PEAK of COYOTE THE TRICKSTER, the production TPCTP will be performing for area public schools, and the public, April 29 – May 3, at the Teatro Paraguas Studio Theatre.
The Library performances will include original flute and guitar music by JoJo Sena-Tarnoff, and guest appearances by TP's band of Cuentos Kids. The full length play, COYOTE THE TRICKSTER, adapted and directed by Rebecca Morgan, is based upon six tales of the Native American trickster character, Coyote. The library show will feature three of these tales: “Coyote Envies Bluebird,” a Pima tale of how Coyote once tried to be blue instead of brown; “Coyote Holds up the Mesa,” a Hopi tale of how Rabbit managed to escape being dinner; and “Turtle Out-Tricks Coyote,” a Navajo tale of how turtle managed to keep from being bullied by Coyote.
The entire family will laugh, sigh, and “tsk tsk”with Coyote as he tries to find his place among the First People. These tales teach us to be ourselves, not try to change who we are by imitating our friends; to question things we hear and make up our own minds about gossip; to keep our heads when things look bad; and why bullies never really win.
Friday, April 10, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at the La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano St
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the Main Library, 145 Washington
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:30 p.m. at the Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr.