3, 2, 1… Act!vate Library Reading Programs; Summer 2014 National Tour Itinerary

The national touring theatrical troupe Act!vated Story Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, will “Act!vate” multicultural folktales at over 20 libraries nationwide this summer, from the Midwest to East Coast.
The Dragon of Krakow, coming to Fizz, Boom, Read at libraries this summer
The Dragon of Krakow, coming to Fizz, Boom, Read at libraries this summer
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April 13, 2014 - PRLog -- This summer the troupe will pull a trailer full of props, sets and costumes well over 5,000 miles to bring a 45-minute theatre program to kids at select libraries in Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

The entertaining, family friendly show “3, 2, 1...Act!vate” includes two stories chosen specifically to highlight the summer reading program “Fizz, Boom, Read” and “Paws to Read”. In one story, “The Dragon of Krakow” a pesky dragon begins to terrorize a town; “guest stars” (a group of up to 12 local youngsters cast ½ hour before the show begins) will join the professional performers as they try to defend the town and save the villagers.

The program is designed to boost literacy and foster the love of reading. Current research points out that increased summer reading reduces summer learning loss. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has stated “A key step toward stopping the summer slide, is the development and launch of high quality programs that take advantage of time outside the school day and year to help children learn, grow, and develop.”

The highly engaging, interactive show is suitable for all ages. Each performance is free and open to the public.

Tour schedule as follows.

Saturday, June 7 - 10:30 AM
Fayetteville Library, 401 W. Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR

Thursday, June 12 - 10:00 AM
McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St. Bldg 412, McConnell AFB, KS

Wednesday, June 18 - 10:00 AM
Rogers Library, 711 S Dixieland, Rogers, AR

Friday, June 20 - 11:00 AM
Marion County Library, 308 Old Main, Yellville, AR

Tuesday, June 24 - 2:00 PM
Lawrence County Library, 115 West Walnut, Walnut Ridge, AR

Wednesday, June 25 - 10:00 AM
on behalf of the Craighead Co. Jonesboro Public Library, the performance will be held at Parker Park Community Center, Jonesboro, AR

Wednesday, June 25 - 2:00 PM
on behalf of the Craighead Co. Jonesboro Public Library, the performance will be held at at The Mall at Turtle Creek, Jonesboro, AR

Wednesday, July 2 - 10:30 AM
Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, AR

Monday, July 7 - 2:00 PM
Lucius E. & Elsie C. Burch, Jr Library, 501 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN

Wednesday, July 9 - 10:30 AM
Cross Lanes Library, 5449 Big Tyler Road, Charleston, WV

Wednesday, July 9 - 1:00 PM
Nitro Library, 1700 Park Ave, Nitro, WV

Thursday, July 10 - 10:30 AM
Riverside Library, 1 Warrior Way Suite 104, Belle, WV

Thursday, July 10 - 2:00 PM
Clendenin Library, 104 Cardinal Street, Clendenin, WV

Thursday, July 10 - 6:00 PM
Elk Valley Library, 4636 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, WV

Friday, July 11 - 10:30 AM
Marmet Library, 9303 Oregon, Marmet, WV

Friday, July 11 - 2:00 PM
Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV

Wednesday, July 16 -10:30 AM
Wytheville County Library, 300 E Monroe, Wytheville, VA

Thursday, July 17 - 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM
High Point Library, 901 North Main Street, High Point, High Point, NC

Tuesday, July 29 - 6:30 PM
Shippensburg Library, 73 W. King St., Shippensburg, PA

Thursday, August 7 - 10:30 AM
Manchester By The Sea Library, 15 Union, Manchester By The Sea, MA

Wednesday, August 13 - 3:00 PM
Medway Library, 26 High St., Medway, MA

Additional shows at other libraries are expected to be added to the itinerary. Please see www.activatedstorytheatre.com/schedule.html for updated tour information and www.activatedstorytheatre.com/multicultural.html for more about the stories.

View clips from "Tops and Bottoms", one of the stories that will be touring to libraries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywz6PsbZALM

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