Friday, August 21, 2009

"Schoolhouse" play at The Barn Playhouse

It's exciting to have Brandon act in another play at The Barn Playhouse this summer. The play "Schoolhouse" is set in the 1938, it is a funny old time play about the one room schoolhouses of the prairies. Melita Linton is a new teacher who's come to the community, she's 19 years old and has just finished her teacher's training. She has just accepted a position at the SS #1 Jericho School - the school has already gone through six teachers, and the year isn't even half over. Melita may not be or look that much older than her students, but they soon realize she is not so easy to get rid of.

Melita's spirit and desire to teach is strong and not easily altered, even when the new boy arrives at school. This is where Brandon comes onto the scene as Ewart, and he is a foster child sent from the boys' training school and is twice her size. Everyone learns that grit, determination, a sense of humour and creativity are not determined by age or size!

I had picked up Brandon one day after practice and Vickie was taking photos of Brandon and the teacher so I was fortunate enough to scoop up some photos too. :-)


Nancy Drew said...

It is so neat that Brandon has this opportunity.

I've been to the Barn Playhouse once and loved it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the pictures Lisa, I would have LOVED to have gone, but called to late as they were sold out.