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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Student Matinee Series Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters An African Cinderella Story

  • Monday, May 1, 9:30 am (Grades K-4) & 12 pm (Grades 3-6)
  • Flynn MainStage Map It
  • Grades K-6

  • $8.50

An audience favorite, this beautiful adaptation of John Steptoe’s Caldecott Award-winning book reveals the splendor of Zimbabwe with traditional chanting, drumming, and dance. Unlike the Cinderella variants in many other cultures, this tale’s notion of beauty is more than skin-deep: goodness, generosity, and integrity prevail when kind Nyasha wins the king’s hand over her selfish and spoiled sister. Acknowledged by critics as a breakthrough book for inspiring African American children to take pride in their ancestry, the story is even more powerful onstage, performed by the stellar Dallas Children’s Theater.

Links to folklore, African cultures & languages, personal integrity, and world music & dance.
Common Core: ELA: RL 1-10, RF 1-4, SL 1-2, L 3-5.

Show length: 1 hr.

Companion Workshops

Companion Workshops

Call upon a Flynn teaching artist to work in your classroom with your students before and/or after the show in a matinee companion workshop!

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