Myths, Legends, Music and Morals On Stage, March 2-3

The College of Southern Maryland’s Children’s Theatre invites the audience to travel the globe with a band of wacky storytellers as part of “Around the World in 8 Plays” March 2 and 3 with tales from Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Japan and more.

Justin Orotokhoi rehearses his role as the warrior Fujiwara Hidesato
Troupe member performed by Justin Orotokhoi rehearses his role as the warrior Fujiwara Hidesato in the Japanese folktale “My Lord Bag of Rice” that is part of “Around the World in 8 Plays” to be performed at the College of Southern Maryland March 2 and 3.

The performance features colorful costumes, unique music and dance, and silly puppets, as stories unwind, ranging from the sublime (an orphaned boy makes a true friend in the Little Sister of the Sun) to the grotesque (eating a pigeon’s dropping saves an ailing princess).

Performances are 7 p.m., March 2 and 2 and 7 p.m., March 3 at CSM’s Fine Arts Center in La Plata. Tickets are $7 for adults and seniors, and $5 for children high school age and younger. For information, contact the Box Office atbxoffc@csmd.eduor 301-934-7828, of visitwww.csmd.edu/Arts.

Emma Ansell
Troupe leader Isabel, portrayed by Emma Ansell, is satisfied by the props used for the South African story “The Lost Beads” as part of the performance in “Around the World in 8 Plays” to be performed at the College of Southern Maryland March 2 and 3.

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CSM Children’s Theatre: “Around the World in 8 Plays.”7 p.m. March 2; 2 and 7 p.m. March 3. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. “Around the World in 8 Plays” shares myths and unusual legends filled with magic, mystery and morals from other countries. $7 adults and seniors, $5 for high school age and younger.bxoffc@csmd.edu,301-934-7828,www.csmd.edu/Arts.