Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Announcing Debut of Debbie Dunn’s newest STORIES OUT OF A TRUNK Program called “Greedy Spider”

Announcing Debut of Debbie Dunn’s newest STORIES OUT OF A TRUNK Program called “Greedy Spider”

Professional Storyteller Debbie Dunn will visit Little Milligan Elementary School on Friday, May 1, 2009 to conduct her latest STORIES OUT OF A TRUNK Program called “Greedy Spider.”

Little Milligan Elementary School is part of Carter County, TN. It is a K-8 school located in Butler, Tennessee with only 144 students.

8:30 to 9:15 – Debbie will perform Jack Tales & Other Fun Stories for the entire school

9:30 to 11:30 – All the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders plus seven 5th graders (54 total) will be the performers in the STORIES OUT OF A TRUNK play called “Greedy Spider.” These 54 kids will take part in a 2-hour workshop. The play parts will be introduced. Auditions will be held. Then we will conduct a dress rehearsal in the gym.

Debbie provides her sound system and all 54 costumes. She acts as narrator and director as she leads the students in getting ready to perform the afternoon assembly. To view all 59 costumes, click HERE. This page will open in a new window.

1:00 to 2:00 - Parents & Press plus all the teachers, students, & staff are invited to watch the play called “The Greedy Spider” featuring 54 kids from their school. Debbie Dunn acts as Narrator & Director. She will also perform a solo story or two.

PLAY DESCRIPTION: The Greedy Spider made his 8 children do all the work. One day, each Spider Kid was invited to a different party. He was too greedy to risk going to a party that would not serve the best food. He only agreed to let his children go to the parties provided they would tie a rope to one of his eight legs. Then, if his favorite food was being served, the child was directed to pull on that rope so he would only have to attend one party. In the meantime, he would take a nap. At each party, there were stories told before refreshments were served:

At one of the parties, The Loud-Mouth Frog was performed. Performers: Frog, Crow Parent, 3 Crow Babies, Squirrel Parent, 3 Squirrel Babies, Queen Bee, 3 Bee Babies, Rabbit Parent, 4 Rabbit Babies, Monkey Parent, 3 Monkey Babies, Bear Parent, 1 Bear Cub, & Snake.

At another party, The Tiger & His 5 Counselors (a revised Aesop’s Fable) was performed. Performers: King or Queen Tiger, Best Friend Fox, 1st pair of Counselors: Deer #1 & Deer #2; 2nd pair of Counselors: Coyote & Fuzzy Rabbit; and 3rd Wise Counselor: Eagle.

At a final party, The Foolish Porcupine was performed. (Re-told by Debbie Dunn. Original version of tale called "The Foolish Rabbit" by Rafe Martin). Performers: Foolish Porcupine, 3 other Porcupines, both Raccoons, An Alpha Wolf and his pack of 5 other wolves, and Lion.

Finally, the Refreshments were served. It turns out that every party was serving the Greedy Spider’s favorite food. Therefore, each Spider Kid pulled on his or her rope. Come watch the play to enjoy the comic results.

For more information or to book a STORIES OUT OF A TRUNK Program for your Elementary School, Children's Program, Library, or Summer Camp, please call Professional Storyteller Debbie Dunn at (423) 422-9728 or e-mail her at I have negotiable rates.

To view all 59 costumes, click HERE. This page will open in a new window.

Professional Storyteller Debbie Dunn
Phone: (423) 422-9728
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1 comment:

  1. The day went very well. The students were quite talented. The principal, librarians, teachers, staff, and all the students were friendly, cooperative, and very welcoming. I would love to return to that school at a future time.