This 45-minute performance shares the story of "Lonesome George," the last tortoise of Pinta Island. Seventeen puppets delight students on a unique "island" stage with original music, live voices, and fun. Visually engaging for all ages and mentally engaging, too -- even for upper grades. Within the show, students will learn about what happened to the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands and how many species become endangered -- and the students won't even know they are learning! The performance is a great launching point for a variety of deeper classroom discussions surrounding ecosystems, island formation, extinction, invasive species, and biodiversity. Backstage tours for upper grades are always a possibility -- please inquire!
We love performing for schools audiences! Barefoot Puppet Theatre's award-winning performances have thrilled audiences throughout the country and into Canada since 1997. Our touring programs feature imaginative scripts, innovative staging, original music, beautifully crafted puppets, and fun! Programs augment curriculum in many subject areas, and a Footnotes Learning Guide accompanies each show. Customized residency programs and workshops are able to blend science, literature, and/or writing with theatre for a complete hands-on learning experience. Our performers are always thrilled to share more about puppetry during post-show discussions and regularly give backstage tours to groups.