The William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College is pleased to welcome back favorite storytellers Kim Petzing and Kim Sheahan for an hour of stories about the stars and constellations.
Their presentation, "Tales of the Sky: A Storytelling Adventure," will be given on Friday, Dec. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. and again as a Saturday matinee on Dec. 15 from 2 to 3 p.m.
"Since people first looked up at the sky, they have told stories to explain what they observed. Groupings of stars represented animals, gods, and heroes," said Dave Leake, planetarium director. "The craters of the Moon were transformed into a faraway face and the sun became a fiery chariot. In this family program of multicultural tales, our storytellers will weave magic before audiences beneath the planetarium sky."
Petzing is the education programs supervisor at the Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center in St. Louis. Sheahan is the assistant director of education at the Spurlock Museum. They tell stories--both as solo and tandem performers--at festivals, schools, city-wide celebrations, the Illinois State Fair, and gatherings of all sizes for audiences of all ages around the Midwest.
Tickets are $4 per person and are available at the door. For a full schedule of planetarium programs, call the show hotline at 217/351-2446 or visit www.parkland.edu/planetarium.