The Arkansas State University-Newport/Iron Mountain Regional Arts Council will wrap up this year’s version of its Children’s Series Saturday, April 20 with a presentation of “Aesop’s Dinosaur and Ant.”
The show is an original musical production adapted by Bits 'N Pieces from Aesop's well-known tale of the Grasshopper and the Ant. Dinosaur & Ant features singing and dancing by six giant prehistoric puppets and the live actor leader of our tale, TryANTasaurus. The frolicking action of our nine-feet-tall dinosaur puppets with wee TryANTasaurus will excite young audiences as they learn the central lesson, "It's better to prepare today for tomorrow." The lazy, green giant doesn't heed the warning of his little red friend when the Farmer Ant’s Almanac predicts an ice storm for later in the day. Chances are a million-to-one things won't be the same tomorrow! Our dawdling dinosaur learns it's perilous to procrastinate. All Children’s Series events are free and open to the public. Showtime is set for 2:00 p.m. at the ASUN Center for the Arts.