Come to the Carousel Pavilion for a FREE performance by an Arts for Learning CT group, The Grumbling Gryphons!
Grumbling Gryphons is a Traveling Children’s Theater (winner of the 2003 Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award) and is the creation of founder and Artistic Director Leslie Elias – playwright, actress, storyteller, and theater director. Grumbling Gryphons, a multi-talented group of actors, provides performances, summer camp workshops, and residencies for children and adults using subjects such as poetry and myth, science and environmental themes, building self-esteem, or dramatizing historical themes!
On February 10th they will be doing their performance of: Anansi The Trickster Spider: A West African Folktale was featured at The American Museum of Natural History in New York as part of a celebration of Black History Month. Anansi retrieves stolen stories from Nyame the Sky God by tricking animals of the jungle and enlisting the help of the audience. Through pre-performance workshops, children become village dancers, monkeys, elephants, hippos, bees, crocodiles, spiders and more learning songs, chants and movement to perform in the show.