Cuentos del Árbol
A delightful bilingual musical drawn from Spanish and Latin America folklore.
PRESENTED LIVE: Pushcart will provide a study guide connected to our live performance of CUENTOS DEL ARBOL.
Available October 2023-June 2024
(Ideal for Grades Pre-K through 5)
“Cuentos del Árbol” is designed to bring Spanish to life and make theatre accessible to students, parents and grandparents for whom English is a second language.
The centerpiece of all the “tales” is a tree (Un Árbol) that has sheltered, shielded and nurtured countless characters who have passed her way over the years. The tree’s caretaker, Arbolita, shares four of these stories with Tomas, a storyteller, who is looking for tales for his collection.
The tales include The Garden of the Golden Oranges, Brothers Who Were Both Wise and Foolish, and Juan Bobo (Silly John). A spirited finale is designed to send audiences home with “dancing feet, clapping hands and happy hearts.”
Book & Lyrics – Ruth Fost
Spanish Translations – Felipe Gorostiza
Music & Orchestrations – Larry Hochman
Director – Paul Whelihan
Choreographer – Stacie Gogo
Scenic & Costume Designer – Ruth Fost