Story Telling at It's Finest
Just So Stories
KC Fringe Festival
Storytelling is becoming a lost art, just like hair wreaths and whittling, but one that should never die out. The fact that many of today's children only know fairy tales that have been put out on DVD is depriving a deep history of folklore, myths and tall tales that have been told from mother to child, father to son for thousands of years. The retelling of the "Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling by a group of excellent story tellers is keeping the tradition of story telling to children alive and kicking.
The excellent direction by John Story of the two stories written by Kipling "The Cat that Walks Alone" and "The Elephant's Child" were very well told by the ensemble cast. Well known story teller, Brad Shaw, was exceptional as the Cat. I watched the children in the audience and saw that they were just as entranced as the adults. I do hope that the tradition of story telling will continue.
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