Anansi’s Appetite is a series of three short puppet tales about Anansi the Spider and the lengths that he will go to in order to fill his hungry belly. All are based on traditional tales from Africa and the Caribbean, and were adapted by Cecilia Cackley and Daniel Mori.
Ananse and the Dancing Granny was originally created for the November 2011 Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour in Washington DC and later was performed as part of the Happenings series at the Shakespeare Theater. The other two sections, Why Spiders Have Thin Legs and Anansi Goes Fishing were added in August 2012. Anansi’s Appetite (which includes all three stories) was created for the Smithsonian American Art Museum for performance at their Family Fun Day in May 2014.