LEWISTON — Spectacular scenery and infectious music bring two funny folktales to life when The Public Theatre presents, “African Adventure Tales,” by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.

Winner of the “best performance” at the 2015 Puppeteers of America National Festival, these traditional tales are perfect entertainment for children ages 4 to 10 and their families.

In “Koi and the Kola Nuts,” the youngest son of a chief sets out on a wonderful journey in search of fortune, carrying only a sack of kola nuts. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when they help him find a new home.

In “Anansi and the Talking Melon” we meet one of the most hilarious trickster characters in world folklore. Anansi eats his way into a melon but ends up too full to get back out. Trapped inside, he fools the other animals into believing that the melon can talk.

Tickets for age 18 and under are $5; adult tickets are $10.

For tickets or more information call 782-3200 or visit www.thepublictheatre.org. Additional school day performances will be held Monday and Tuesday,  May 23 and 24,  9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 4:15 p.m., and Wednesday, May 25, 9:30 a.m. 

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