African Folktales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/15/96
Contact: Margie Yu, Public Affairs Assistant
(323) 343-3047

CAL STATE L.A. STAGES THREE AFRICAN FOLKTALES PERFORMANCE

Los Angeles, CA -- March 15, 1996 -- The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles presents a colorful outdoor staging of African Folktales on Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 1996 in the Cal State L.A. Music Building Patio. The performances are Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Directed by CSLA Professor of Theatre Arts Pamela Barragar Dunne, the production includes authentic tales from the Nuer of the southern Sudan, the West African Hausa culture of Nigeria and the Shanti of Ghana. These celebrations of African culture are lively lessons of serendipity and survival, populated by wily animals and brimming with magical powers.

Pamela Dunne is a member of the CSLA Theatre Arts and Dance faculty since 1974. She earned her Ph.D. in Theatre Arts with a focus on Children's Theatre from Florida State University. She is a frequent presenter at workshops and international conferences.

The performance is free to the public and made possible through the contributions of Deb Piver, associate director/consultant for Masks & Movement, and Sylvia Wong, costume designer.

For more information, call the CSLA Theatre Arts and Dance Department at (323) 343-4110.

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Who & What:
Cal State L.A. Theatre Arts & Dance Department presents African Folktales, directed by CSLA Professor of Theatre Arts Pamela Barragar Dunne.

When:
Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 1996.
Hours: Friday, 2 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Where:
Cal State L.A. Music Building Patio. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.

Info:
Free to the public. For more details, please call (323) 343-4110.

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