Educational Outreach Associate
We're hitting the road! Great Lakes Theater is thrilled to launch a new, professionally-produced touring production for elementary schools, designed to impart important social lessons and provide a memorable theatrical experience for your students. Connect your classroom to the classics by bringing this entertaining and educational adventure to your school!
Recommended for Students in Grades Third - Eighth +
Based on the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Adapted by Eric Schmiedl
Two runaways - a boy and a slave - team-up for adventure on the mighty Mississippi! Huckleberry Finn finds freedom on the run, out-thinking colorful con-men, narrowly escaping a family feud, and even passing as a girl as he and Jim make their way down the "big river." On the journey, they learn lessons of integrity, dignity, and friendship. At turns dramatic then hilarious, two performers and one storytelling troubadour play a dozen characters in this timeless tale, uniquely adapted from Mark Twain's classic American novel.
This exciting production, prepared to perform in a variety of spaces, is performed by a company of five professionals, runs approximately 50 minutes (one class period). The performance is fully staged with sets, costumes, music and puppets! A post-show Question and Answer session with the actors may be held, at no additional cost, after each performance. A comprehensive educator studyguide, including historical context, synopsis, classroom activities, and additional resources, will be available online in advance of our visit.
February 6 - March 9, 2018
Tuesday - Friday (morning or Afternoon)
(An additional $100 mileage stipend will be applied for schools beyond a 25-mile radius of downtown Cleveland. For schools beyond a 50-mile radius of downtown Cleveland, additional housing and per diem will apply.)