Theater at Monmouth will bring adaptations of classic literature to students across Maine with its annual Page to Stage tour. TAM has provided literature-based education programs in schools and community centers since the Theater’s founding.

Education Tours make adaptations of classic literature accessible to a geographically and economically diverse audience. From April 22 through May 24 TAM’s Page to Stage Tour will bring classic literature to life for students in grades pre-k to 8, with a world-premiere production of “Tall Tales Twice Told” by TAM’s producing artistic director, Dawn McAndrews.

“Tall Tales Twice Told” is a collection of American folk tales featuring characters and situations larger than life and older than time. From Paul Bunyan and his Big Blue Ox to John Henry, Steel Driving Man and Johnny Appleseed the Planter of Orchards to Kate Shelley Saving the Midnight Express — these timeless and timely tales introduce students to American History and Culture.

Students can learn how tall tales are passed on from generation to generation, how they employ exaggeration, and how they convey a message or make a point. TAM’s adaptation helps students examine stereotypes and behaviors through activities and discussions before and after the performance, exploring ways to take responsibility for their actions and become both confident and caring citizens.

For more information, call the theater at 933-9999 or visit TheateratMonmouth.org.


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