Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series 2018-2019
Welcome to the 2018-2019 Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series! Ignite your students’ imagination with these exciting show offerings: The Crucible; Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories; The Phantom Tollbooth; Pete the Cat; Freedom Bound; Junie B. Jones and Madeline and the Bad Hat.
The Clemens Center is proud to be a partner with area educators in providing arts experiences that enrich the lives of young people. Over the years, our audience has grown to include not only regional public and private schools, but also home-schools, pre-schools, individual families and the general public. Since 1979, the Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series has touched the lives of more than half a million young people with curriculum-related programs. For many of them, this is their first introduction to the Clemens Center and to the magic of live theatre.
This season, younger students will see their favorite storybooks brought to life in Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories, search for a young boy’s inspiration with Pete the Cat, be treated to the first grade wisdom of Junie B. Jones and learn that initial impressions aren’t always right in Madeline and the Bad Hat. Upper elementary students will take an eye-opening journey, as they pass through The Phantom Tollbooth and travel back in time to explore life on the Underground Railroad in Freedom Bound. Rounding out our season, older students will be take a hard look at what can happen when truth is bent to political convenience, as National Players present The Crucible.
These programs are made possible in part, through contributions made to the Clemens Center’s Endowment Fund in memory of Mary Tripp Marks and her concern for the cultural enrichment of children.
Exposure to live theater can ignite a child’s imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.
Filled with background information and student activities, these curriculum-based guides will enhance your students’ performance experience. Study Guides will be available on-line approximately one month prior to each performance.