By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Tlingit shadowbox theater tells why mosquitos are so mean


December 13, 2023

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Fourth grade students participated in the Tlingit shadowbox theater production of "How the Mosquito Came to Be" at Evergreen Elementary School on Nov. 27.

As two students on the far left of the stage narrated, fourth grade students silently enacted the scenes in front of a bright light and behind a white screen, allowing their shadows to tell the story of a young hero who takes his revenge on a fearsome cannibal for the murder of his older brothers.

After the cannibal is killed and his body is burned, his scattered ashes become mosquitoes, inflicting painful bites in revenge.

The fourth graders, with help from students in the high school Tlingit class, presented a shadowbox theater production of "How the Mosquito Came to Be," at Evergreen Ele...

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