On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will present Storytelling with Queen Nur.
Beginning at 2 p.m., Queen Nur, will entertain kids and adults with African oral tradition. The free event engages the audience in interactive exercises. Participants will learn to tell stories from a familiar experience emphasizing story elements, presentation skills, and story enhancement techniques, including song, rhythms, and dance.
Queen Nur, known for her highly energetic, creative, and expressive storytelling style, has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Equity Theater on Broadway, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, and other venues. Her tales celebrate storytelling's ability to speak of values, history and universal truths.
Hedgerow Theatre will present
Winnie the Pooh's Holiday Tail
on Saturday as part of its weekly children's series.
Families can join Christopher Robin and Pooh for a holiday show about caring and sharing, directed by Clyde Brooks. Kids can follow the adventures of Pooh and his friends and help Eeyore have a happy holiday. They can also greet their favorite characters and enjoy juice and cookies in the lobby at the end of the show.
The Children's Series shows are held every Saturday and feature music and audience participation.
Children and adults can enjoy puppets and theater this weekend at Please Touch Museum's "The Building Show."
Big Blue and his furry gang star in the highly interactive puppet fest where they build words, houses, sandwiches, and whatever else comes to mind. Kids will be entertained by the hairy harbingers of comic carpentry who are never "mortar-fied" to do anything.
Performance times this weekend are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The show runs about 25 minutes.