The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone

Samueli Theater

How do you take a didactic children’s book whose most intriguing ingredient is fantastical illustration and make it into a stimulating theatrical performance? Get the Rogue Artists Ensemble to turn on their Hyper-Theater, a blend of puppetry, elaborate costuming, dance, music and video projections that can transform even the simplest of stories into something larger than life. Witness the ultra-visual entertainment first hand as RAE takes on Timothy Basil Ering’s children’s book, The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone (about a boy who creates a monster out of trash), and transfigures the Samueli stage into the magical lands of the story.
Fri., May 7, 7 p.m.; Sat., May 8, 1 p.m.; Sun., May 9, 1 p.m., 2010