Already closed | 0h 30m | Midtown W

Handa's Surprise

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Heartfelt, Perfect for toddlers, Atmospheric, Joyful

About the show

The New Victory Theater presents a story about Handa, who fills her basket with fruit for the next village, but along the way, seven stealthy animals have their own ideas about who should get these tasty treats! More…

A Kenyan girl, Handa, takes a surprise present of a basket of fruit to her friend Akeya in a neighboring village. Handa carries the basket on her head and, unknown to her, various animals help themselves to the fruits till there are none left. A mix of puppetry and gentle Swahili rhythms transports audiences to a bright, warm day in Kenya. During this playful and intimate production, adapted from the picture book by Eileen Browne, your little ones will be sure to sing and dance along!

0h 30m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2)


Delightful, Heartfelt, Perfect for toddlers, Atmospheric, Joyful
Avg Score

Enchanting, Delightful, Atmospheric, Perfect for toddlers

See it if you have a toddler. Mine was riveted. The music, the puppets, the interactivity, and the run time were perfectly calibrated for young 'uns.

Don't see it if you don't have a kid. It's charming and adorable but definitely kid-first.

Delightful, Entertaining, Joyful, Heartfelt

See it if your most fervent wish is for 30 minutes of peace and quiet. Every kid in the room was absorbed, and most of the parents too.

Don't see it if You are allergic to the adorable.

April 3rd, 2015
for a previous production "There’s a comfortingly repetitious nature to the show that allows the children to relax and sink into the story...The combination of Peter O’Rourke’s cheeky puppet and Michael Keyamo’s spluttering sound effects is comic gold. Some of the kids are bent over with laughter, as this odd little creat...
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February 25th, 2015
for a previous production "This is a production for the senses. Sitting around the performing space, the audience are transported to a bright, warm day in Kenya by Sophia Lovell Smith’s set and lighting design. Songs in both Swahili and English provide the gentle rhythm underpinning the show. Fruit is handed around to fee...
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