The Barefoot Puppets Theatre troupe will present “Trickster Tales”, a 2 pm performance at the Highland Center July 29th. The 45- minute show will star Anansi the Spider in two traditional folktales of the Beluba and Ashanti peoples of Africa. In addition to Anansi, the audience will meet Elephant, Hippo, Namibi the Python, Osebo the Leopard, a swarm of angry hornets and an even angrier Sky-God. The production is noted for its colorful scenery, original music, and its eleven-foot stage that creates the perfect backdrop for the antics of the expressive rod and hand puppets. Trickster Tales is described as “a high energy show with fun for all ages!” This performance is sponsored in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.