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Transformer Tales: Stories of the Dawnland – at Blackwoods

Date: Sunday Aug 14, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


See the world premiere of this special youth production! Wabanaki culture is alive and present in this original piece conceived and written by local Wabanaki artists, the People of the Dawnland. Experience a multimedia exploration of what it means to be of and from the Dawnland itself, incorporating cultural tales from the past with the vibrant life of the Wabanaki present and an eye to the future. Celebrate the earth, the skies, the rivers and the people of the Dawnland in these evocative tales told via poems, stories, music and Wabanaki language. Conservation, preservation and passion come together to become Transformer Tales.

Produced by Penobscot Theatre Company in partnership with The Penobscot Nation, Transformer Tales: Stories of the Dawnland will celebrate our past and inspire our future. Young performers will bring to life traditional tales of the Wabanaki, weaving past, present and future, and honoring the earth, the skies, the rivers and the people of the Dawnland.

This special performance at Blackwoods Campground is part of the “Cultural Connections in the Park” series, a partnership of the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park and sponsored by Dawnland, LLC. Cultural Connections events occur every Wednesday from June through August and on select dates in September, and are free and open to the public.

Other Transformer Tales Performances:
August 11 at Penobscot Nation Community Center, Indian Island
August 12 at Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor
August 13 at Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor


In the event of rain, Penobscot Theatre Company’s performance of Transformer Tales: Stories of the Dawnland, August 14 at 3:00 pm, will be held at the Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor. If the weather is questionable, please visit PCT’s website or Facebook page, where the venue will be posted after 10:00 am on Sunday.

Location: Blackwoods Amphitheater, Acadia National Park
Contact Name: Amy Roeder
Contact Phone #: (207) 947-6618
Event web page:
Event Sponsor(s): Penobscot Theatre Company Acadia National Park Abbe Museum Dawnland, LLC 

This is a free event.

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