Performs: March 27th – April 22nd, 2018
Targeted to Grades: 3rd-6th
Does our understanding of life shape our meaning of death?
- Over a century ago, the Tucks — Ma, Pa, sons Miles and Jesse — drank from a forest spring and ever since, no one has aged a bit. Now they have to live separately only to reunite once every 10 years because of rising suspicions when they never age.
- Young Winnie Foster, out exploring in the woods, accidentally discovers the Tuck family secret.
- Questions the play poses to your students: If you had the chance to drink from the fountain of youth and live forever just as you are now, would you? Is living outside the rules of time a blessing or a curse? How far would you be willing to go to help your friends?
Standards: Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate similarities between an original text and its dramatic adaptation and the impact of sensory details, imagery, and figurative language. (MO 5.R.2.C.a-c) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes and analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to that meaning and tone. (KS RL.5.4 & 7)
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Amanda Kibler, Education Director
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