50 minutes
TCT on Tour

Abiyoyo is based on a South African folk tale about a giant who eats everything in sight—cows, goats, and even children!  This one-man story telling experience will encourage participants to face the monsters in their own life with honesty, courage, and strength of spirit. Audiences will learn that Abiyoyo just wants to be recognized. Brought to the West by Pete Seger as a bedtime story for his own children, the original South African folktale takes on the attributes of the storyteller themselves, implying that each storyteller adds something different to the tale. Abiyoyo will be brought to life through traditional South African dance, music, and cultural nuances that address fears that speak to us all.

Public Performances
Streaming January 21 - June 30, 2022
School Performances
Live tour January 17 - February 28. Streaming begins January 21.
TCT on Tour
Live tour January 17 - February 28.


By Deondra Kamau Means

Based on the South African Lullaby and Folktale

Directed by  Derek Snow

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Public / Homeschool Offerings

Watch at home via Broadway on Demand.

Venue / School Offerings

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Touring live January 17 - February 28, 2022.

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Broadway On Demand

Digitally streaming via Broadway on Demand January 21 - June 30, 2022.

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Live Virtual Talkback

Schedule a Virtual Live Talkback with an actor or artist related to the show: Regardless of when your students/audience watch the show, they can interact via web conferencing.

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