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SHOW DETAILS
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WHO IS IN THE SHOW?

FREE FAMILY FUN

DECEMBER 26, 2018 PRODUCTION
WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: DAY 1

As part of its annual Kwanzaa show onstage Atumpan has several workshops to help cast members bring their best thespian to the stage. This year's guest facilitator was Filmmaker Clyde Santana, a Norfolk Arts Commissioner. At the Fred Heutte Center on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to accommodate the younger and not-so-younger set of participants in order to provide the best theatrical experience.

  • This year: Clyde Santana on Wednesday, October 24, 2018; Fred Heutte Center

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: DAY 2

With an abundance of animal characters in this year's Harambe for the Holidays Kwanzaa stage play, Ryan Clemens held a workshop to help actors characterize animals.  He brought in props and directed workshop participants through several theatre exercises to facilitate their animal characterization.  As Resident Teaching Artist for the Virginia Stage Company, Ryan was welcomed with the wild side of all in attendance.

  • This year: Ryan Clemens on Thursday, November 8, 2018; Kroc Center

        Harambe for the Holidays is the largest Kwanzaa celebration in Hampton Roads that Atumpan Edutainment produces each year for the general public to enjoy at no cost.  It is a way for people to understand and enjoy Kwanzaa in the same way that they understand the other end of the year celebrations, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's.  The appealing part of the show is the community aspect as it brings together numerous community businesses, actors, and organizations in the true spirit of Kwanzaa.

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IS THIS A PUBLIC EVENT?

      Yes, this a FREE FAMILY event on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 *show onstage. The 1:00pm matinee and 6:00 pm includes intermission with a cast, set, and characters onstage ready to edutain the masses with a humorous play.  Concessions, raffles and the marketplace are available in lobby before, after, and between the shows. If you would like to be a patron, please complete this patron form online.  Thank you for your support!

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WHAT KIND OF SHOW?

    This stage play about two different traditional folktales, both tales involve characters that cannot have what they want the most. It is in the Kroc Center's Perry Family Performing Arts Theatre at 1401 Ballentine Blvd in Norfolk, VA.  A musician provides lobby entertainment, set and lighting effects wow the crowd, and the celebration of Kwanzaa is expressed by community players onstage.

SPONSORS

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors and community partners! Become a Sponsor today.

City of Norfolk, Norfolk Public Library Multicultural Committee, Patrons of Atumpan

Logo - NPL & social media
Logo - Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Logo - Chic Fil A
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Logo - Artful Smiles Dentistry
Logo - Pure Lagos
Logo - Kroc Center SQUARE
Logo - Patreon

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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: DAY 3

Atumpan hosts a FALL DANCE WORKSHOP where guest artist Patricia Hall of Kuumba Dance Company teaches technique for African dance to be included in the Harambe for the Holidays Kwanzaa stage play. 

  • Patricia Hall, Mambo Room in Norfolk, VA on Sunday, November 25, 2018

PREVIEW THE SHOW

Atumpan has opportunities for FREE FAMILY FUN before and after the actual performance Wednesday, December 26, 2017 at the Attucks Theatre

Sunday, November 25, 2018 Selden Arcade in Norfolk, VA 2:00pm

Sunday, December 29, 2018 Selden Market Kwanzaa by Pure Lagos in Norfolk, VA 2:00 - 3:30pm See a sample of the show!

Saturday, December 8, 2018 Candlelight Celebrations at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC 4:00-10:00 pm

Preview Shows

  • Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, 10:00-12:00pm:  Perry Performing Arts Theatre of the Kroc Center $$

  • Friday, Dec 14, 2018, 6:30pm-7:00pm:  Edutainment for librarians at the Blyden Branch Library Christmas party

  • Saturday, Dec 15, 2018:  Virginia Stage Company Public Works recital at the Kroc Center

  • Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018, 11:00am:  The Hampton Roads Show WAVY TV 10

  • Friday, Dec 21, 2018, 12:00pm:  WHRO Another View Radio Show

IN THE NEWS

Multiple preview performances and public appearances occur by the cast of the Harambe for the Holidays Show.  The Hampton Roads Show on Channel WAVY TV 10 and the WHRO Another View Radio Show are two of the more publicized previews, however, public performances are numerous.

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The crowd was well pleased during the daytime show on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the Perry Performing Arts Theatre of the Kroc Center in Norfolk, VA.