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Journeying to Babylon: A Social Story

Going to a Puppet Show and being in the audience:

Babylon: Journeys of Refugees

I will drive to the New England Youth Theater.

After parking I will walk along a sidewalk and through the front glass doors.

I will see the person taking money and giving tickets for the show. They will hand me a program.

I will see other people coming to the show. They will be chatting and looking at the pictures on the walls. There will be things for sale in the lobby.

Then I will go into the theater.

The theater will have dim lights.

I will sit down on cushioned red folding chairs. There will be lots of other people sitting in chairs waiting for the show to start.  I will be part of the audience.

I will wait for the show to start, just like everyone else in the audience.

A Sandglass Representative will announce the show with a welcome. She will be standing on the front of the stage.  Her voice will be loud enough so that everyone can hear her.

The Sandglass Representative will introduce the festival, and the show, and thank the people that helped the show to happen.

During the show I will hear beautiful music, which will sometimes be loud and sometimes soft.  I will see different actors in matching costumes performing the stories and having discussions on stage. I will see puppeteers animating 6 puppets who all come from different countries. I will see colored lights shining on the stage and at times it will get dark.

The actors will act out different emotions such as anger, happiness, sadness and triumph.

The show will last one hour.  At the end of the show the actors will bow and I will applaud which is another way of saying: “Great job!” to the actors.

I will leave with my family or friends. We will then drive back home.