Baba Marta’s Yarn Theater for Children and Adults

Baba Marta’s Yarn Theater for Children and Adults

When:March 23th @ noon
Where: Middle School Auditorium, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road., Owings Mills.

A “yarn” can be a funny and imaginative story… and “yarn” can be a string used for knitting… and “yarn” can also be both a story and a string at the same time! In Baba Marta’s Yarn, you’ll hear a traditional Bulgarian folktale, told with puppets and props made of yarn. “Baba Marta” means “Grandma March” in Bulgarian, and on the first day of March, it’s an old Bulgarian custom to give and wear “martenitsi” — small dolls made of red and white yarn —while wishing family and friends “Chestita Baba Marta!” (“Happy Grandma Marta!”).
Master storyteller Julia Tasheva spins an ancient legend about welcoming the coming of spring with two of Bulgaria’s most famous martenitsi — Pizho and Penda— while sharing their message of friendship, health and happiness.

Script and directing: Julia Tasheva
Puppet and Set design: Julia Tasheva
Music and composition: Dimitar Naoumoff