Story theater comes to schools

Sharon Emerling
Contributing writer

***image1***Story theater is not just storytelling.
Graham Dixon and Ian Bevins, performers from the Dionysia Theater in London, became the characters Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm to tell how they collected their stories from “the country folk,” during performances at Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School, recently.
With the use of language, action and experience, the two actors entertained the students with their performances. They performed two separate fairy tales for each audience.
Students were treated to “The Genie in the Bottle” and “The Fisherman and His Wife,” while the middle school audience enjoyed “The Wolf and the Fox” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker.”
The fact that only two actors can make an entire cast amazed many students.
“It was really cool the way they could become different characters in the same story and still made you enjoy it,” said fifth-grader Erin.
“I liked the funky hat that the characters wore,” said fourth-grader, Angelica.
The Dionysia Theater has come to Landstuhl for several years and it seems that they are always a welcome addition to the curriculum.
“I sure hope they come back next year,” said fifth-grader, Namibia.