The Mischief Makers

The Mischief Makers, written by Lowell Swortzell
Directed by Gordon Hensley
Magnificent braggadocio, wild foolery, suspense, laughter, pandemonium! This delightful play combines traditional tales from African, European, and Native American cultures and introduces young audiences to Anansi the Spider from Africa, Reynard the Fox from Europe, and the Native American trickster, Raven. As the play opens, the three are found perched together sharing a totem pole, unknowingly brought together by Nyame, the god of the skies. As they argue over who among them is the best trickster, they play out stories that best demonstrate their finest acts of trickery. In the end, Nyame returns, admitting that he brought the characters together in the hope that they would repent and reform their behavior; instead he has come to realize the value of their deeds and the laughter they bring to the world.

Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:00pm Adults $10.00 Students $5.00 I.G. Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Adults $10.00 Students $5.00 I.G. Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Adults $10.00 Students $5.00 I.G. Greer Studio Theatre View Map

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Keith Martin
(828) 262-8179
Department of Theatre and Dance
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