Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series 2016-2017
Welcome to the 2016-2017 Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series! Ignite your students’ imagination with these exciting show offerings: We The People; Dog Loves Books; Hamlet; Fiesta Flamenco; Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story; A Year With Frog and Toad; Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes: An Introduction to the Orchestra and Pete the Cat.
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 be delighted by a canine bookstore owner who shares his books by acting out the stories in Dog Loves Books, be charmed by two uniquely different friends as they spend A Year with Frog and Toad and learn a little something about inspiration with a groovy blue cat in Pete the Cat. Upper elementary students will see civics in a whole new light with We the People, and travel back in time with a man who changed the face of a nation in Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story. Our region’s own Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will introduce students of all ages to the glorious sounds of the orchestra, as they present An Introduction to the Orchestra, and New York City’s Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana will explore the essence of different cultures, through the beauty of dance, in Fiesta Flamenco. Rounding out our season, older students will be captivated by one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, as National Players present Hamlet.
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.