A delightful bilingual musical drawn from Spanish and Latin American folklore, this free public play is about 55 minutes long and appropriate for preschool children through fifth grade. "Cuentos del A rbol" 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 Ãrbol) 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 looking for tales for his collection. It is brought to life by the Pushcart Players inside the WheatonArts Event Center.
This performance at WheatonArts is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2023 Stages Festival, a state-wide celebration of theatre. Made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; Fund for the New Jersey Blind; New Jersey Manufacturers; and Customers Bank.