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Tales from the Four Corners of the Earth

The Franke Center for the Arts
Event organized by The Franke Center for the Arts

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The Franke Center Children’s Theater in partnership with Young Michigan Dances is pleased to announce a free community performance for its newest production of Tales from the Four Corners of the Earth.

Written & Directed by Tibbits Opera House Artistic Director, Charles Burr, Four Corners is a collection of folktales from Greece, The Gullah Region of the United States, India, The Mayan Civilization, and Japan. In these tales, ordinary people encounter extraordinary circumstances and respond with cleverness, intuition, courage and creative thinking. This multicultural collection of tales from across the globe integrate dance within the drama and comedy of the stories. Young Michigan Dances, Coldwater’s own dance company, has been bringing the finest in dance to young people since 1972.

Four Corners will feature Marshall native and Broadway dancer, Beau Hutchings. Beau has been part of multiple National and International tours including West Side Story as Riff, The Wizard of Oz at Tinman, Cats as Tumblebrutus, A Chorus Line as Don, and many more.

“We are thrilled to bring this show to schools from across the county and to be able to share it with the community as a free event,” says Jennifer Conley Darling, Director of Children’s Theater. “We are so excited to have Beau Hutchings join our team as well. He’s been doing beautiful work in New York City, across the country and the world. We’re grateful he is taking the time to come and share his talents with the youth and community in his hometown.”

This production will have a free community showing on Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm. Admission is free and no reservation is necessary.

This production is supported, in part, by State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Program, Marshall Community Foundation, Cronin Foundation, Battle Creek Community Foundation, Albion Community Foundation, Eaton Corporation, The Branch County Community Foundation, and The Stanley G. Godfrey Endowment Fund for the Arts at the Branch County Community Foundation.