The Plays Are the Thing

The 8th graders are two weeks into rehearsals for their upcoming Shakespeare Festival. They will be performing Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Says teacher Emily Marston, "We are so lucky once again this year to have Brooke Behmke join us for Shakespeare. Brooke is an actor and father of twin daughters in the third grade. He has extensive Shakespeare experience, as well as training in stage combat and choreography. This is his fifth year with us, and we are so grateful."

There are daytime and evening performances. Students will attend the daytime plays, and parents are invited to the evening performances.

Thursday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m. for Julius Caesar
Friday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Enjoy the photos taken by Jules N., Student Council photographer and fellow actor.




3rd Grade Winning Play

The Philadelphia Young Playwrights has awarded second place to the play Building a More Fair USA: Lady Liberty Leads the Way, written by students in Miriam Harlan and Anna Park's third grade class last year. It competed among hundreds of submissions in the category of Elementary School Plays in the 2014 Annual Playwriting Festival.  Congratulations!