Classics for Kids
Introducing elementary school students to the world of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the love of theatre; Classics for Kids presents a fun and informative 5-play series sure to educate and inspire!
PLAY OUTLINES FOR CLASSICS FOR KIDS
Plays available individually or as part of a series. All plays include audience participation.
Play #1 | “Professor Spillsby Digs into Shakespeare” | available fall 2019
Professor Spillsby, a brilliantly lovable, absent-minded professor, meets ‘The Juggling Fiends,’ a rowdy troupe of Shakespeare performers, on their way to the Riverbottom Shakespearean Festival. Using Shakespeare’s original text, including excerpts from Macbeth, we learn the best way to experience Shakespeare is to perform it!
Play #2 | “Professor Spillsby & the Riverbottom Shakespeare Festival!” | available spring 2020
Our heroes find themselves at ‘The Riverbottom Shakespeare Festival’ prepping for their debut, when the professor decides to check out the neighboring science fair. Here we meet Mrs. Crabtree and her sidekick, Mrs. Stump who cause all kinds of mayhem, and leave our players with a mystery to solve…Includes excerpts from Henry V, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Play #3 | “Professor Spillsby Hunts for Treasure!” | available fall 2020
Our heroes find themselves in Italy this time, on the trail of “The Lost Treasure of Juliet!” Journey with our heroes to some of Italy’s greatest cities and get help from many of Shakespeare’s most famous female characters from Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, and The Taming of the Shrew. This play is sure to fire the adventurous imagination of girls and boys alike!
Play #4 | “Professor Spillsby Goes Back In Time” | available spring 2021
Our intrepid heroes go back in time to meet none other than Jane Austen herself! All things that go around truly do come around in this zany time-travelling adventure. Includes excerpts from Jane Austen’s novels and letters.
Play #5 | “Professor Spillsby takes a vacation!” | available fall 2021
Our heroes finally get a bit of rest…or do they!? Join us as we take to adventure on the high seas, only to find that there is more to the idea of relaxing than meets the eye!