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Young Audiences of Houston Presents: Mr. Hare Takes Mr. Leopard For A Ride
September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mr Hare Takes Mr Leopard For A Ride” is one of the many trickster tales from West African folklore Mr Hare is a frequent figure in the Hausa culture of Niger and Nigeria and is the granddaddy of the American Br’er Rabbit. Nonchalant Mr. Hare decides to teach Mr. Leopard a lesson in being polite, even if he is big. For this pair, the brain is bigger than brawn. This performance is based on “Plays from African Folktales” by Carol Korty and is a dramatization of one of the four folk tales from Africa.
The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and enlighten, entertain and enrich a diverse community. The Ensemble is one of the only professional theatres in the region dedicated to the production of works portraying the African American experience, the oldest and largest professional African American theatre in the Southwest, and holds the distinction of being one of the nation’s largest African American theatres owning and operating its facility and producing in-house.
Young Audiences of Houston’s mission is to educate and inspire children through the arts, to make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum, and to advance the field of arts in education through teacher professional development training and community partnerships.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!
Daytime performances are non-ticketed and seating is done on a first come, first served basis. If you are a large school group, please fill out our School Group Attendance Form here.
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The show goes on rain or shine.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.