Summer Neighborhood Library Tour
Each Season in June and July, Playmakers tours an original 45-minute play to the libraries of East Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. Local professional theatre artists are hired to write, direct, design, and perform the show, which is always based on the national summer reading theme initiated by the Collaborative Summer Library Program. Each year, thanks to funding from our libraries, this program reaches over 1,500 patrons free of charge!
See more information, including performances that are open to the public, free of charge, below! To bring a Summer Tour performance to your summer camp or program, contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Summer Tour
adapted by Morrey McElroy from the original stories written by Rudyard Kipling
Have you ever wondered how the Leopard got so spotty? Or why the Elephant has such a long long nose? How did the Camel get his hump? And why does the Rhinoceros have such wrinkly skin? These questions are cleverly answered in “Just So,” Playmakers Summer Neighborhood Tour. This fast paced, whimsical show, performed by a troupe of four storytellers, is based on the beloved stories of Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1902, the stories are Pourquoi (French for Why?) or Origin Stories … imaginative accounts that explain natural phenomena. The first of these fanciful tales came to life as bedtime stories for Kipling’s young daughter who insisted that they be told … just so.