My crocheting made the newspaper...sorta
Actually, a picture of one of my students playing Juliet in our annual Shakespeare production appeared in the local newspaper. In the picture she's wearing the Juliet cap I crocheted for her. I let her keep it. I'll make another one next year for the next Juliet. That's it for the fiber connection.
Our sixth grade classes performed abridged versions of Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the second year in a row. It started a couple of years ago when Scrappy and I decided to have our classes perform at Washington Park on the stage behind the greenhouse two years ago. Last year, the sixth grade team (Go, team!) decided to each take a play and perform. Shakespeare in the Park was born. Unfortunately, it rained on us (Did somebody utter the name Macbeth?) and we had to hoof it back to school. We performed in the auditorium. This year we didn't want to take any chances with the weather so Shakespeare in the Park became Shakespeare in the House.
We gave two perfomances. The first was at 9:00 AM for classes at school and parents who couldn't make the noon performance. We had a packed house. The sixth-grade actors were magnificent. The grandfather of a boy in the 6-2 class came to the 9:00 show and asked what time the second performance was. He returned with two more relatives for that show. That little boy must have been so proud of himself. They made the sixth-grade team of teachers look like the most awesome teachers ever! The noon show was covered by the newspaper and by our local cable channel 21 for broadcast beginning next week. I swear I got all choked up and almost cried as I introduced Romeo and Juliet to the audience. I can't tell you how proud of them I am.
Here is the entire cast of the 6-1 production of Romeo and Juliet. The other picture is one of the lead actors.