This World Premiere is filled with music—afro beats, hip hop, and classical musical theater—and is based on an African Masai folktale and the book by Verna Aardema. The play tells the story of how a community combats a bully who tramples individual rights by mobilizing, speaking in unison, and working together to find common ground. Lessons for our current times!
Handful Players’ very talented artistic team has worked with the students for over eight months: Ryan Marchand and Sam Jackson, artistic and musical directors; Jessica Recinos, choreographer; Imanuel Junaedy, jazz accompanist; Rene Walker, costumer, and painter, Nannette Harris who worked with the students and volunteers to create sets.
Handful Players, a free children’s musical theatre program in San Francisco’s Western Addition—“The Fillmore”, is committed to helping San Francisco youth develop critical life skills, discover individual ways for creative expression, build self-esteem, and gain new cultural awareness and a sense of community.
Starring talented students in 3rd-5th grades at the Western Addition Beacon Center, the Buchanan YMCA’s Margaret Hayward Rec-Connect, & Booker T. Washington Community Service Center
Accompanied by Imanuel Junaedy and his Jazz Trio
Featuring: Opening act performances by professional dancer Jessica Maria Recinos, actors Ryan Marchand and Samantha Jackson, and the Imanuel Junaedy Jazz Trio