Theatre Department Targets Younger Audience with Anansi

Anansi

“Anansi the Spider” just ended its stay here at Murray on Oct. 16. Lissa Graham-Schneider, stage director, said she hopes audience members left feeling inspired.

“I hope the kids who saw Anansi came away with the idea that being you is enough,” she said. “I hope every kid who saw the show knows that deeds don’t have to be overblown to be meaningful.”

The plot centered around Anansi, a trickster spider who angers the god of sky. He then falls in love with Aso, the god’s daughter. She isn’t quite sure if she should trust him, and sends Anansi on a quest. Children in a range of ages from toddlers to middle school age were in attendance. A few Murray State students were there as well.