Join the Midwest Trust Center for a bilingual retelling of “The Adventures of Tio Conejo” and
“Medio Pollito.” Performances are December 6-9 in Polsky Theatre. Times vary; see website for the full
The Adventures of Tio Conejo
Meet Tio Conejo (Uncle Rabbit), a trickster character found in traditional stories popular in Venezuela,
Mexico and other Latin American countries. Tio Conejo is on the run from hungry Coyote, who would
like nothing more than to make rabbit soup for supper! Clever Tio Conejo won’t let that happen and
finds ways to outsmart Coyote again and again. Tio Conejo discovers the ultimate refuge from Coyote...
rocketing himself to the moon, where tradition says you can still see him to this day.
Hear the story of the little half-chicken born with one leg, one wing, one eye and half a beak. Bullied by
his siblings for being different, Medio Pollito sets off for Mexico City, hoping to find his place in the
world. Along the way, he befriends and rescues Water, Fire and Wind, who teach Medio Pollito that
despite his shortcomings, he can find ways to help those in need. His new friends return the favor when
Medio Pollito has a close call with a chef eager to make chicken soup!
Over the past three decades, What If Puppets has captivated nearly 2 million people through its
productions and educational programming. Audiences delight in the craftsmanship of the puppets,
which range from glove puppets to marionettes to innovative shadow and object-based puppetry. They
use humor and heart to present stories that connect to the complex social-emotional experiences of
Purchase tickets to Animal Amigos at jccc.edu/MTC or call 913-469-4445 Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.