Boxtales Theatre Company has been offering the highest quality live performances for school assemblies since 1994. Boxtales unique approach and the power of the multicultural myths and folktales casts a powerful spell on its audience, teaches important lessons and promotes prosocial, character-building behaviors. All the shows are crafted with the California Department of Education content standards in mind, and come with learning guides.




High quality Boxtales shows, along with new Social Emotional Learning focused Learning Guides, (plus extensions), designed for maximum engagement on ZOOM platforms


Full Length 50/60 – Minute Performances

Full Length 40 – Minute Performances

Single Story 20/30 – Minute Performances

  • The Hunterman and The Crocodile
    The Hunterman and The Crocodile
    The Hunterman and the Crocodile Donso the hunter-man, against his better judgment, agrees to carry Bamba the Crocodile back to his home in the river. After carrying Bamba into the water and releasing ...
  • The Lion’s Whiskers
    The Lion’s Whiskers
    THE LIONS WHISKERS (Amhara Tribe of Ethiopia, Eastern Africa) Finaye, a woman past childbearing age, longs for a family of her own. When she marries Tesfa and meets his motherless son Abebe, she is ov ...
  • The Stonecutter
    The Stonecutter
    THE STONECUTTER (Chinese Folktale) A stonecutter is envious of rich people.  An angel turns him into a rich man.  But he keeps finding things he’d rather be.  He’d rather be king, a farmer, the sun, a ...

Full Length  90 -Minute Perfomances – High School/Junior High School

  • The Odyssey
    The Odyssey
    Homer’s Odyssey has been called one of the most important stories of Western civilization. In this performance Odysseus describes his adventures in his own words, acting out various episodes from Home ...

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