Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Feb 13 2003

Ananse! Early in the Day Brings the Magic of West Africa to Concord

The Wood and Strings Theatre will bring the magic of West African culture to Concord College through the art of puppetry on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003.

Drawing inspiration from music, masks, costumes, carvings, and oral traditions, the Wood and Strings Company delights audiences of all ages with its vibrant splendor and rich narratives.

In Anase! Early in the Day, Ananse the Spider, trickster of Ashanti folklore, witnesses the early day when animals and life are new. Sharing comical adventures with Jjapa the Turtle and dozens of other characters, he leaves his mischievous mark on life.

Anase! Early in the Day will be presented to area school groups at 9:30 a.m. Schools wishing to attend are asked to make reservations by calling 1-304-384-6086. At 8:00 p.m., a second performance will be given for the community and college students. In addition, there will be a workshop offered at 6:00 p.m. to area teachers and college students who would like to make their own puppets and learn how to creatively use puppets in education. The workshop will held in room 101 of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

All performances will take place in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. Anase! Early in the Day is sponsored by the McNair Scholars Program and the Office of Housing and Residence Life of Concord College.

For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 1-304-384-6086.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

Heather Flanagan, a student in Concord College’s communication arts department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Summersville, W.Va.

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