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Act!vated Stories
Family friendly folktales and travel tales
Act!vated Stories is presented by Act!vated Story Theatre a national touring theatre troupe for children and their families. Since 1988, the Act!vated Actors have toured the continental US and beyond, bringing live educational theatre to students at schools and libraries. Podcasting comedic folktales to you from somewhere on the road once a month or so since 2006.

Nov 19, 2009

To mark the beginning of winter, we present “Batcha” a dragon story from the region formerly known as Czechoslovakia (it recently split into Slovakia and The Czech Republic). A shepherd strays away from home, discovers a serpents' lair, sleeps all winter like Rip Van Reptile, suffers the consequences of breaking a vow, takes a wild ride, and still gets home in time for dinner.
We come to you from Delaware, en route to Florida for the winter. And we catch you up on what's happened during the two months since our last podcast, including Halloween in Salem, Urban Interactive in Boston, and two days of adventures in New York City.
In the Big Apple, we saw Bon Jovi perform during a “Today Show” telecast, attended a taping of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, and attended a fun Broadway performance of the classic musical Finian's Rainbow a hilarious modern fable featuring a leprechaun and lots of singing and dancing.
We also watched the Veterans' Day Parade (which included Hollywood legend Tony Curtis) and ran into the purveyors of Myachi, a toy for all ages. We first encountered them in Florida nearly 7 years ago!

Happy Listening (and beware of dragons and leprechauns)
Dennis (Batcha, Serpent King, Wizard) and Kimberly (Narrator, Wife, Dog