Performs: January 23rd – February 11th, 2018

Targeted to Grades: 5th-12th

What role do I play in defining my own future?

  • Resiliency: A young teen named Jack faces a health crisis, which throws him into a parallel hidden world within Sinnissippi Park that borders his home.  Jack meets mythological and folklore creatures who help him find resiliency in the face of a powerful force that means to destroy him.
  • Point of View: Jack is thrust into an adventure that requires him to find a new strength in himself. The events surrounding him changes his perspective as he affects change in his environment.
  • Literature: Fantasy is one of the most popular genres with young people. This production provides the opportunity for them to engage with it on stage and make meaningful connections between fantasy and their own lives.
  • This play is a world premiere based on a short story of Terry Brooks, one of the highest selling fantasy authors in the country. Terry Brooks is brother to our resident playwright, Laurie Brooks, who has adapted IMAGINARY FRIENDS for our stage.

 

Standards: Review, revise, and identify resources and strategies to cope with and manage life-changing events.

Understand and analyze thoughts and reactions to emotions and stress.

Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

For questions about lesson plans and educational materials contact:
Amanda Kibler, Education Director
akibler@coterietheatre.org
816.474.2230


 

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