‘The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate’
The public is invited to attend the Mettowee Community School’s sixth grade performance of ‘The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,’ on Thursday, April 10, at 1 and 7 p.m.
“We hope everyone will come out to enjoy this year’s presentation of the Sixth Grade Play, which has been guided by our very talented director-in-residence John Hadden,” says Mettowee Principal Brooke DeBonis. “I’m especially pleased to announce that this year the sixth graders also participated in the writing of the script.”
In preparation for the three week residency, the sixth graders studied the award-winning book and worked with teacher Patty Lea and parent volunteer Cori Rail to develop a script. The students also worked with their teachers in physical education, music and art to incorporate movement, song and set design. Parent volunteer and artist Heidi Hammell also worked with the students on props and sets. During Hadden’s residency they have been exploring performance and the power of the spoken language. “This presentation is not intended to be a polished final performance,” stressed Hadden, “But rather the culmination of all our work as a group, investigating all of the different pieces that come together in the development of a dramatic work.”
Hadden is artistic director at Hubbard Hall Theater Company, Cambridge, N.Y. This is his second theater residency at the Mettawee Community School. For more information, call 802-645-9009.