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Back Four Classes Attend a Geva Performance

Arthur Brown works with a CR second-grader
Arthur Brown worked with second graders to dramatize poems that each student wrote about a wild animal that he or she researched.
by Bradley

I am an Arctic falcon.
14 inches long, eagle-like eyes,
Blackish, brownish and kind of yellowish.
Meals of mice and voles keep me full.
On powerful wings I migrate long distances.

Students from four Council Rock classes were able to attend the Geva play "All's Well in the Kingdom of Nice" through a grant from the Brighton Education Fund.

The students in all four classes had worked with teaching artist Arthur Brown prior to attending the Geva performance. Mr. Brown is an actor associated with Young Audiences of Rochester. He helped the teachers and students incorporate drama into their Social Studies units on diversity.

After working with Mr. Brown, it was especially exciting to see a professional performance complete with costumes, scenery, props, and special effects. The children were able to identify theatrical elements such as tableaux, character, expression, and pantomime, with which they had experimented themselves.

The play also provided "food for thought" about family diversity and values. The main character in the play discovered that life was rather bland in the Kingdom of Nice. The students agreed that life would be dull and boring without the diversity that makes each person unique and adds spice to our lives!

story by Lura Kelly
photo by Debbie Hildebrand

June 2, 2004

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