Performs: February 26th – March 31st, 2019

Targeted to Grades: 2nd – 4th

How do we use curiosity/imagination in daily life and decisions?

  • Mr. and Mrs. Popper’s lives take an adventurous turn when a mysterious box arrives on their doorstep with a penguin inside.  Not long after, the local aquarium sends over a female penguin and soon, the Poppers are hearing the patter of 20 little feet.
  • Despite Mr. Popper’s limited financial resources, his rich imagination propels him on a journey across America, an adventure that ends in the Antarctic to place the penguin colony in a “life they were meant to lead.”
  • This play features themes such as: family, vaudeville, science of penguins, and puppetry.  It teaches us that doing what is morally and ethically correct always is  –in the end– the best choice.

Standards:  Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Explain the theme or moral lesson, conflict, and resolution in a story or novel.  Describe how a narrator’s point of view influences events.

For questions about lesson plans and educational materials contact:
Amanda Kibler, Education Director


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