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Act!vated StoryTheat
Act!vated StoryTheatre perform "Racing the Troll" and "The Gingerbread Man"
Tracy Branch Library

Thursday, Apr. 27, 4:00 pm
The programs are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. For information about the Act!vated event call the library. For more information about “Tales Afoot” please visit
Before each show the professional performers will be hosting an acting workshop for kids ages 6 and up. The workshops are limited to the first 12 participants, who will be cast as “guest stars”, dress in a costume and perform a scene on stage. To participate in the free pre-show workshop, kids must arrive 30 minutes before the show is scheduled to begin. No experience necessary. Call the library at the number listed above to sign up for the pre-show theatre workshop or RSVP on the Act!vated Story Theatre Facebook page ttps://

The performance is open to and enjoyed by all ages. Infants to grandparents will find the show entertaining.

About the stories

The following stories will be performed: 

Racing the Troll

The stakes are high indeed when an aspiring dancer must race a devious troll who gave her a pair of wonderful new shoes to dance in. She didn’t know there were strings attached to the gift, and now she must defeat the troll in a foot race to reclaim her very soul. But he’s faster, so she must rely on her brains instead of her feet.

The Gingerbread Man

From Great Britain comes this cumulative fable about a gingerbread man that decides he’d rather run away than stay with the kindly old woman who baked him. His crusty adventure has him eluding a series of pursuers who want to devour him, taunting each of them in turn with his rhyming boast about how up to speed he is.

About Act!vated Story Theatre

Act!vated Story Theatre doesn’t just tell stories they “Act!vate” them. Each show incorporates physical comedy, zany props and costumes, audience participation, music, American Sign Language and a unique set, an oversize "book" with pages that turn to reveal scenery.
Act!vated Story Theatre was founded in San Francisco in 1988 by Dennis and Kimberly Goza. The professional touring troupe has performed in 45 states plus Washington, DC and Japan. This April alone they will perform “Tales Afoot” at 22 locations throughout Northern California. In addition to live performances at schools and libraries across the country every year the act!vated duo produces “Act!vated Stories” podcast to listen to and publishes folktales for reading out loud that can be found online .
Sponsored by Tracy Friends of the Library .

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