Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Pony Princess In the Peppermint Palace

That was the name of this production. The title and production really had nothing to do with one another. It was a play of nonsense and fun, of Shakespeare and Jerry Springer, Alice in Wonderland and Monty Python, Star Wars and Maxwell Smart, The Trix Rabbit and Lucky Charms Leprachaun. They didn't miss much. This was a group of middle school kids who met for an hour and a half, one day a week for six weeks. In that period of time, they brainstormed, scripted, blocked, got props, music and whatever they needed to put on the production. It was quite a fun evening! I think Audrey enjoyed it. She was the main character that all the other scenes revolved around. I love these things! It's such a wonderful experience for kids to break out of those molds that peers, parents, teachers, society, and they put themselves in. This was such a unscripted out of the box type thing. I hope there are more to come.

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