Kenan, Jubi, Jeanne, Josh and Danielle were avid readers and contributors to our book group selection Replay by Sharon Creech. Leo, the main character, is a boy who dreams of acting and dancing on Broadway. His big family of very verbal siblings discount his quest and see him as a dreamer. This funny and often poignant story allows each member of the family to learn to appreciate dreams that are apparent and are also hidden.
Sharon Creech included a play Rompopo's Porch by Bill Beeber for readers. She writes, "If you want to read or perform the play..."
This invitation was taken up eagerly by the members of this bookgroup. Rehearsal time occurred not only during scheduled book group times but also during recess. All of our cast members played two if not three roles and identified a particular role by either a change in voice or by using a costume addition such as a shawl.
Fifth grade audience members and teachers appreciated this performance and laughed at all the right moments. This endeavor proved to be a successful, fun and creative experience for all.