Saturday Family Story Sessions

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:15am

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:30am

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 11:30am

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:15am

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:30am

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:30am

The Mansion


$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Saturday Family Story Sessions

This fall, families gather once a week for fun and creativity, enjoying diverse and dynamic programs with the very best storytellers in the area who engage young audiences and instill a love of learning with every word.

We recommend these performances for ages 3-8 but recognize and support that children respond differently depending on their age, development, and abilities. We welcome movement and noise with no shushing. 10:15am performances are sensory-friendly for children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Everyone needs a ticket! All attendees, including accompanying adults, must have a ticket.  Children 2 years old and under will be admitted for free, but they do require a ticket to help us manage attendance and be sure we don't go over our maximum allowed capacity. If you plan to bring a child 2 years old or younger to this performance, please call our ticket office to reserve a special free ticket at 301.581.5100. 

10:15am performances are sensory-friendly for children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.


Spellbound Theatre
Under the Tree

Sept 15, 10:15 & 11:30am
A young girl escapes her noisy life and takes us on an immersive exploration of a magical world in her own backyard. Told through puppetry, multimedia, and interactive storytelling, this unique performance brings the outdoor world to life in the Mansion.

The 10:15am performance is sensory-friendly. Learn more or download the Performance Guide to get ready for the show!

Marian Licha
A Magical Journey into Latin America
Sept 22, 11:30am

Puerto Rican-born actor and storyteller Marian Licha weaves alluring and interactive folktales in both English and Spanish. In this program, Licha shares the Puerto Rican folktale stories of Juan Bobo, her own personal anecdotes, and short bilingual songs in an engaging program that lifts the spirit with humor and life-lessons from the oral tradition.

InterAct Story Theatre
Story Can Theatre

Oct 6, 10:15 & 11:30am
In this delightful, interactive workshop a simple coffee can filled with miniature items and toys creates a captivating story. Items are removed from the can one-by-one to spin together a tale. Parents will take away effective storytelling techniques that can be used at home to promote literacy and other cognitive skills. 

The 10:15am performance is sensory-friendly. Learn more.

Baba Jamal Koram
Grio StoryMan

Oct 20, 11:30am

Stories come alive with the history, humor, music, and lore of African and African-American cultures. Master storyteller Koram blends contemporary and traditional storytelling techniques with drumming, call and response, wit, and wisdom to encourage kids to make smart choices.

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