Mr. Popper’s Penguins
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.
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Amanda Kibler, Education Director
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