Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The New World Children's Theatre present

"The Tale of Hammurabi!" (The Not So True Story)
-An Original Two Act Play written by the students of The New World Children's Theatre
-A World Premiere!

May 16-18, 2014
-Friday, May 16. 7:30pm
-Saturday, May 17. 7:30pm
-Sunday, May 18. 3:00pm

African Community Theatre, Terrace Drive. KSU Main Campus
-Oscar Ritchie Hall at KSU, Kent, OH

Images from the performances

"The Tale of Hammurabi" (The Not So True Story”)


It is a dark and dreary time for the tired, poor, and hungry citizens of Babylon. The Emperor is a tyrant who pretends to be a friend of his people. In reality, he does his best to starve them and send anyone who disobeys his orders to the Monty Python Pit of horrible suffering. Along comes Hammurabi, man of honor, defender of the downcast, dreamer of a better world, who dares to challenge the Emperor and his nasty ways.

Together, with the assistance of Mama Lama, Princess Kiwi, the sinister Ursula, and the deranged Bob the Builder, he forms an alliance and sets forth to take over Babylon. Will he be able to overcome the power of the Emperor? Can he escape the Avalanches of Sewer Mountain? Will he be able to unite his people and lead them toward a more just and peaceful world?

Answers await in the African Community Theatre, May 16-18.


The New World Children’s Theater began as The New World Puppet Theater at the North Water Street Gallery in Kent, Ohio, in January of 1993. Originally, it was comprised of home-school children. Throughout the years , however, it has grown to include public-schooled children as well. Eventually, the troupe outgrew the puppets and the ensemble became The New World Children’s Theater, which has produced 27 plays since 1994. In addition to the emphasis on original play writing, the company is dedicated to using recycled materials in the construction of its sets and props. This fosters an understanding of a sustainable planet as well as an understanding of how to work with limited resources. The only requirement is a creative mind.

The New World Children’s Theatre is always looking for donations to support students from low income families as well as our ongoing activities. Donations are tax deductible and can be made to Standing Rock Cultural Arts, 257 N. Water St., Kent, Ohio 44240.

Thank you for supporting the kids.

Jeff Ingram/Director
New World Children’s Theatre


1. One for the Money, Two for the Show 1993
2. Her Child, Her Master 1993
3. Erie 1994
4. The Face of Fear 1995
5. Juliette’s Balcony 1995
6. The Butterfly Princess 1995
7. East of the Sun, West of the Moon 1996
8. The Case of the Canine Kidnap Caper 1996
9. Ruckus in Portage County 1996
10. Attack of the Killer Coral 1996
11. Bizarre 1997
12. Return to Atlantis 1998
13. Ironic Mousse 1999
14. Skits-o-phrenia 1999
15. The Tycoon 2000
16. Channel Zero 2001
17. Le Poulet Sans Tete 2002
18. The Giving Tree (original adaptation) 2003
19. Zoo Escape 2004
20. Wild Things 2005
21. Island of Stray Cats 2006
22. Fits vs. Fats 2007
23. Elyia and The Ghosts of The Missing Animals 2008
24. The Future is Now 2009
25. Through The Onion Patch (When People Fall Through Holes) 2010
26. Through The Onion Patch II (When People Learn To Drive) 2011
27. The Authority 2012
28. It's A Sofa (2013)

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