Feb 18, 2013 1:28 PM by MELISSA CANONE

AcA Presents Sunjata Kamalenya

Lafayette, LA - Acadiana Center for the Arts presents Sunjata Kamalenya, part of the Family Performance Series that provides quality live family performances in the up-close and adaptable setting of the James Devin Moncus Theater. Don't miss this interactive, kid-friendly performance Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m.

One of the greatest legends of West African Mandé tradition is brought to life in a completely-interactive McCarter-created experiential theater production Sunjata Kamalenya. The epic of Sunjata is the saga of a boy who is prophesied to be the greatest king of his people, and his loving mother, who must help him to first overcome the adversity of a very dangerous world of sorcery and antagonism. In the spirit of McCarter Education's lauded production of The Odyssey Experience, when audience members come to the play they quickly realize that they are not there to watch the production, but they are there to be in it, taking on various roles, and helping to create the magical world of 12th century Mali through singing, dancing, and performing.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. AcA membership discount available. Ticketing fees may apply. To purchase tickets, visit, call our Box Office at 337.233.7060, or visit the Box Office at 101 W Vermilion St. Tues - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Best for Grades 3rd & up



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