Relive your childhood and spin a tale of your own as Antonio Sacre, award-winning children’s author, visits Santa Barbara to present Imaginations Soar: Bringing Fables and Family to Life on Tuesday, March 5. Sacre is invited as part of UCSB Arts & Lectures Winter Festival programming, a two-week schedule of events showcasing diversity within UCSB Arts & Lectures. The show will take place in the Fleischmann Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Sacre’s performance will feature engaging tales paired with colorful live-action visuals, charming children and adults alike.
This Boston-born storyteller takes full advantage of his Cuban and Irish heritage, weaving honesty, humor and myths from around the world to captivate his young audiences. He especially focuses on Latin-American culture, often infusing Spanish into his English tales.
Sacre is known not only for his children’s books (such as his first picture book, The Barking Mouse), which have won numerous awards, but also for his solo performances and recordings as a storyteller. In 2011, Sacre won Best Storyteller in the 2011 United Solo Theatre Festival and two Best in Fringe Festival awards from the New York International Fringe Festival.
The event starts at 6 p.m. and is suitable for ages four and up, though parents may also delight in the celebration of childhood. Call 805/893-3535 for information. The event is free—and who wouldn’t want to spend an evening reminiscing about their youth?