A musical created and adapted by Nate Jacobs from a traditional African folktale and a book by William J. Faulkner

Brer Tiger is selfish, keeping everything to himself and refusing to share the bounty of the forest with his fellow animals. Brer Rabbit whips up a Big Wind to teach him a lesson, causing Brer Tiger to change his stripes and learn to enjoy the blessings of generosity. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe puts its soulful musical stamp on this classic folktale as part of its Rhythm & Tales elementary school series. 



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Study Guides and More!

To assist educators who wish to best prepare their students to attend Van Wezel Schooltime Virtual Performances and bring arts-based learning to their classrooms, learning materials are provided for each performance.

Program Information

  • Running Time: 60 minutes
  • Audience: Grades K - 5
  • Producer(s): Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
  • Curricula tie-ins:
    Art, Character Development, Cooperation and Teamwork, Creative Thinking, Drama, Interpersonal Relationships, Storytelling

Tickets and Contact

Requests will be honored on a first come first served basis and some shows have maximum audience sizes. For more information, contact (941) 263-6750 or margaret.lindsey@sarasotafl.gov.