Monday, April 28, 2008

Child's Play: Performing the School Journal

Sarah Delahunty's First Gear Productions performs a set of stories adapted from the book "A Nest of Singing Birds: 100 Years of the School Journal", written by Greg O'Brien. More than a dozen stories have been shaped into a performance by leading children’s playwright and director Sarah Delahunty and a cast of talented teenagers. The stories to be performed include: “The Summit” by Sir Edmund Hillary, “The Lion in the Meadow” by Margaret Mahy and “Wobbling” by Witi Ihimaera.

Together, the performances are called “Child’s Play: Performing the School Journal”. The show will be introduced by Gregory O’Brien and Learning Media are kindly donating sets of ten postcards, featuring School Journal covers from the past 100 years, as a gift for each audience member.

Entry is koha but bookings are advised. To book, please email with the words “Child’s Play” in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name, contact details and the number of tickets you want.

When: Wednesday 4 June, 7 – 8pm (CafĂ© L’Affare coffee available from 6.30pm)
Where: National Library Auditorium, Aitken Street, Thorndon

Many thanks to Pelorus Trust, the National Library of New Zealand and Learning Media for supporting this event.

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