Santa Fe Public Libraries And Teatro Paraguas Present Cuentos de Primavera (Stories For Spring)

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Santa Fe Public Libraries And Teatro Paraguas Present Cuentos de Primavera (Stories For Spring)

Teatro Paraguas will present a performance of bilingual interactive cuentos (or traditional folk tales) for kids of all ages at all three Santa Fe Public Library Branches Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

JoJo Sena de Tarnoff directs a cast of actors ages 4-70. The program includes two cuentos: Abelardo’s Dinner (La Comida de Abelardo), based on a story told by Joe Hayes; and The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Dancing (El Hombre Que No Podia’ Dejar de Bailar). Both tales have been adapted for Teatro Paraguas by JoJo Sena-Tarnoff, and feature live original music by Sena-Tarnoff.

Sena-Tarnoff is the President of Teatro Paraguas, and Artistic Director of TP Southside Children’s Theatre. She has been writing, directing, and acting in the Library Cuentos for the past eight years. Her band, MELANGE, with husband Jeff Tarnoff, has won several distinguished NM music awards. Their original music for the Southside Children’s Theatre (which they have been creating since 2006) will next be featured in this fall’s production of PUSS IN BOOTS.

Teatro Paraguas presents the program at 3:30 p.m. Friday April 26, at the Southside Branch (6599 Jaguar Drive); at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at La Farge Branch (1730 Llano St); and at 1:30 p.m.,Sunday, April 28, at Downtown Branch (145 Washington Ave.).

The performances are sponsored by The Friends of Santa Fe Public Library and are free for the public.