The past two days we’ve had five more excellent shows here in the South of Lebanon. Yesterday we drove from Jezzine easy into the Beqaa Valley, the central agricultural area of the country. As we get further from the coast up to higher elevation, the weather gets colder and we had a bit of reason in the morning well. Nonetheless in the village of Qaraoun we found about 200 kids gathered in a rec center and had a spirited performance and good response. Here’s the MAG folks talking to the kids about mines:
At noon we drove to a school in Yohmor and were shown a small lecture room where we were told the show would be. We asked if we could perform in a wide corner of the hallway instead so that all the children could attend one show. This was eventually agreed to and we had one of our best shows yet for well over 200 animated kids. At one point I used the surroundings to my advantage and during a slapstick bit I slid headfirst down a nearby staircase.
…Note, all the photos we have right now are from cell phones. specifically I’ve only been able to posts snaps I sneak during parts of the show where I’m not performing…But we do have an excellent Spanish photojournalist named Diego with us… Here’s him with Sabine (and my finger):