Call of the Wild – Illustrated Edition
Performs: February 13th – March 11th, 2018
Targeted to Grades: 4th-12th
What can our relationship with animals tell us about ourselves?
- A multi-media adventure mixing classic storytelling with projected illustrations and original music to tell the journey of Buck, a St. Bernard/ Scottish Collie mix, as he reconnects with nature and his instincts.
- Call of the Wild is told from the point of view of Buck, kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush. Buck fights to survive, and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of Alaska.
- London’s greatest novel, this is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, when thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man’s world and returning to nature.
- For students studying literature or frontier life, this play also offers much for adventure and dog-story enthusiasts. A question & answer session follows every performance.
Standards: Explain the theme or moral lesson, conflict, and resolution in a story or novel. Describe how a narrator’s point of view influences events. (MO 5.R.2.A.b-c) Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. (KS RL.5.6)
For questions about lesson plans and educational materials contact:
Amanda Kibler, Education Director
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