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Readers Theater

Introducing kids and adults to new stories through fun, live performances of books read by local actors.

Readers Theater is a style of performance that blends the reading aloud of a book with theatrical elements before a live audience. The cast of actors simultaneously narrates the story and brings added life to the characters through voice, expression, and movement. Midcoast Literacy Readers Theater performances are our way of sharing a love of reading and great stories in a unique format with groups of kids and adults.

Fall 2022 Readers Theater
Sunday, October 23rd, two shows: 12:30pm & 3:30pm
Chocolate Church Arts Center; Bath, Maine

Featured Children's Books:

Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Grandma Drove the Lobsterboat by Katie Clark
Bone Soup by Cambria Evans

The run-time of the performance will be approximately 1 hour, including an intermission. Kids will have a chance to meet the actors following the performance.

In “Miss Nelson Is Missing” by Harry Allard, the misbehaving kids in room 207 get a rude awakening when their teacher, Miss Nelson, is replaced by substitute Viola Swamp. In “Jabari Jumps” by Gaia Cornwall, working up the courage to take a big leap is hard, but Jabari is nearly almost ready to make a splash. In “Grandma Drove the Lobsterboat” by Katie Clark, when the waves get choppy, can Grandma take the helm and get the lobsters in to shore in time for the big Labor Day lobster bake? And in the ghoulish re-telling “Bone Soup” by Cambria Evans, a hungry skeleton on Halloween night tries to get the other townspeople to contribute to his cauldron of soup.

To purchase tickets for this live Readers Theater performance at Chocolate Church Arts Center, click the link below. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Read Together tutoring session

Future performances in the Midcoast Literacy’s Readers Theater series will include both productions of children’s books for families and short story productions for adult audiences. Proceeds from the October 23rd performances will support Midcoast Literacy’s Read Together tutoring program for kids ages 6-14 in Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and northern Cumberland Counties.

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