Ready, Set, Story! How Katie Saved the Sneaky Spider's Tales

by Emily Paul

directed by Rose Ginsberg

Katie is always getting into trouble for playing tricks! But then, she meets the greatest trickster of them all: Anansi the Spider, the African god of storytelling. When Katie peeks into Anansi's magical box of stories, three ancient myths escape from the box! Katie and Anansi travel through the missing myths, from Viking castles to Apache forests, trying to recover the stories from the clever characters of Norse, Native American, Japanese, and African folklore. But will Katie find all the stories before they are lost forever? Ready, Set, Story! captures the sense of wonder and excitement children find in their favorite myths, as well as the stories’ incredible imaginative power. Who doesn’t recall spending hours poring over tales of enchanted animals, bickering gods and goddesses, and brave heroes (and heroines!) on impossible quests? Clever tricksters who don’t look like much, but always manage to outsmart even the scariest monsters? These folktales are epic yet familiar, magical yet human, ancient yet totally alive, and children simply can’t get enough of them. And while the stories have been told for centuries, each new listener envisions them in his or her own unique way. This play uses movement, voice work, and playful costumes to bring mythical characters vividly to life, inviting audiences of all ages to explore their amazing, delightful worlds. As Anansi the Spider says, “Ready, Set... Story!”


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Theatre/Venue Looking Glass Theatre 

422 W. 57th St.  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-352-3101 
Website for reservations  
Running time 0hr. 50min. 


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