Arts Discovery

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

The Adventures of Tortoise & Hare: The Next Gen


  • Tue, February 7 at 9:45am, 11:20am
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    Performance Length: 60 Minutes

    We begin with Aesop’s classic fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” but continue the story which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern-day distractions. Smartphones and video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. “The Next Gen” features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line? With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling, and the creative use of music from classical to pop, this production brings this tale into a brilliant new light.

    PLEASE NOTE: This performance contains STROBING EFFECTS. The production does NOT use strobe lighting; however, they will use camera flashes and blink lights.

    Curriculum Connections: Theater Arts, Communication, Analysis, Aesthetics, Science, Visual Literacy, Contextual Relevancy, Critical Response 

    This performance has the option to add on a Durham Arts Council Creative Arts in Public and Private Schools Program (CAPS) workshop or residency.

    “Creative Storytelling: Familiar Stories with Twists” Workshop presented by Linda Gorham

    Fracturing tales involves taking a well-known fairy or folk tale and changing it in a way that makes it full of surprises – in characterization, plot modification, setting, narration style, point of view, and more. Students work collaboratively to create their own “twisted” familiar story and get show off their writing skills to the class.

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