‘How the Earth Got Its Color’ at Gumbo

January 25, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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“How the Earth Got Its Color,” presented by Drama of Works (DOW) Puppet Theatre, is an energetic retelling of an Aztec creation story, appropriate for all ages, especially very young to middle school. Follow Wind as he finds his place in the pantheon of Aztec gods when the Lord of the Night entrusts him to save the Musicians of the Earth from the Palace of the Sun God.

With the help of the audience and various characters along the way, Wind finds the courage to use his unique gifts to do right by the people of the Earth.

Two 30-minute performances take place on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 and 4 p.m. at Gumbo, 493 Atlantic Ave. (between Nevins and Third). Cost: $15 adults, $5 siblings. Reservations are required.  Call Gumbo at 718-855-7808. www.gumbobrooklyn.blogspot.com

 DOW’s specialty is taking myths, legends and fables and restoring them into inventive tabletop, shadow and hand puppet shows. DOW has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including grants from The Henson Foundation. See  www.dramaofworks.com for more information.

Jan. 25, 2012

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