Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Come Join Us!

If you've been following the blog, you'll know that it's almost time for the first annual production of Evacuation Day, the Musical!

If you're new to our blog, we'll give you some background. Several years ago we published our book, Why Do We Celebrate Evacuation Day? in the photocopied black-and-white version. A couple years later, we presented it to the world in glorious color edition with an ISBN number and a bar code. It's always available on Amazon and at the Perkins School. If you buy it directly from us, the proceeds go to the Perkins School College Scholarship Fund for Perkins alumni. Books will be on sale for $14.99 at the play (cash or check only).

The musical is going to get better each year too. As we teach our kids, revision is one of the most important parts of writing! Also next time we are going to make the play a multi-generational community event. So, if you'd like to sing and dance in public NEXT year, let us know!

If you want to see this year's version, there is some limited availability for the public. Here are the scheduled performances:

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.-a final Open Dress Rehearsal for parents, family members, and other interested visitors

Friday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. - a performance for audience of kindergarten to grade 2 students and their teachers at the Perkins. Additional seating available for family members, members of the community, etc.

Friday, March 16, approximately 10:30 a.m. - a performance for our grades 3 to 5 students and their teachers. Additional seating available.

Saturday, March 17 - Evacuation Day ! - a matinee at 1:00 p.m., open to the general public including, perhaps, Mayor Menino.

Our "theater" is not in the Perkins School. Performances are held in the brick building (known as the former Head State Building) next to our school's basketball court. The entrance is on Patterson Way in the Old Colony Housing Development. If you are using GPS to get here, the building's official address is 265 E. 9th Street, South Boston, MA 02127.

Hope to see you.