Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Laugh with the Class Clown at Hartford Children's Theatre

Thomas Beebe. Photo Credit: Thomas Giroir
Lucas Cott is the most rambunctious pupil in Mrs. Hockaday's 4th-grade class. He flings pencils and cracks jokes when things seem a bit dull and he always forgets to raise his hand.
When Lucas suggests a circus theme for the end-of-the-year class play, he sees his chance to show Mrs. Hockaday that he can be a realringleader. Can he convince his teacher or will he always be the "classclown?"
Adapted for the stage from her celebrated 1987 Morrow JuniorBooks (now HarperCollins) book of the same name, Johanna Hurwitz's Class Clown presented by Hartford Children's Theatre is a warm and funny story about a boy who learns that there's a time and place for everything - even humor.
Performance dates and times are as follows:
March 11 at 7 pm; March 12 at 2 and 7 pm; March 13 at 2 pm; March 18 at 7 pm; March 19 at 2 amd 7 pm; March 20 at 2 pm.
Tickets are $18 for adults & $13 for seniors and students 17 and under and are available online at http://www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org/. Call 860-249-7970 for more information.
A milk and cookie party to meet the author will follow the Friday,March 11 opening night performance. The festivities will include abrief "Page to Stage" Talk-Back, the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book that inspired the play and have it signed by the author while enjoying cookies and treats from popular Hartford and West Hartford bakeries.

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