Wiley and the Hairy Man - Gibbons Middle School Theater Production
Wiley and the Hairy Man
NOVEMBER 14th @ 7:00 PM
NOVEMBER 15th @ 7:00 PM
NOVEMBER 16th @ 2:00 PM
Come see over thirty talented students present the annual fall production.
Tickets can be bought at the door. $12 general admission and $10 students and seniors.
What's Lurking in the Swamp?
Wiley must go out into the swamp to build a hound house for that dog of his. But he’s sure the Hairy Man is lurking nearby, and would rather stay in bed instead. Mammy won’t put up with that, though, and as the “best conjure woman in the whole southwest county” she hopes to arm Wiley with charms and chants to keep him safe. Of course, the Hairy Man can’t stand no dogs either, but that won’t help Wiley. To get rid of the Hairy Man forever, Wiley must out-smart him three times, and to do that Wiley must trick him on his own.
Adapted from the traditional southern folktale, Wiley is able to overcome the terrible Hairy Man and realize that he has the power in himself to face whatever fears may haunt him.
Written by Suzan Zeder, this rhyming play is sure to be a big hit with children age five and up.
About the Origins of the Story
Wiley and the Hairy Man traces its origins to the American South. Long held as an oral tradition, during the Federal Writers Project of the New Deal Era, it was finally captured in text form by Donnell Van de Voort. The story was originally set in the Alabama Swamps, but according to playwright Suzan Zeder it can happen, “anywhere there are swamps, and magic, and small frightened boys.”
In Zeder’s version she has changed the ending and has “written a play about a small boy with a big fear who learns to overcome his own problems himself. “ Zeder goes on to state, “I wanted to write a play about kinds of fears that children face, alone in the dark. I wanted to write a play about magic—good magic and bad—and, most importantly, the magic that all of us have somewhere deep inside us.”
Published in 1972, Wiley and the Hairy Man has been performed extensively throughout the world. Zeder, long considered a major playwright for young audiences is also the author of Step on A Crack, Doors, Mother Hicks, and In a Room Somewhere. All her plays are characterized by their sensitivity to the particular perspective a child has within our world, and treats them with the artistic respect they deserve.
[Above notes copied from: "Wiley and the Hairy Man - Study Guide created for the CSU Bakersfield Theatre for Young Audiences Tour", by Kamala Kruszka. Fetched 15-Nov-2014 from: http://www.csub.edu/theatre/_files/Kruszka%20Wiley%20Study%20Guide_pub.pdf -- webmaser]Add a comment
WHS Fall Theatre production: The Laramie Project Cycle
Seventh Annual TRIVIA BEE Monday, Nov 3rd, 2014 at 6:30PM
(No School )
Westborough Education Foundation
Silent Auction and Raffle
Join your friends, teachers and neighbors in a battle of wits. Trivia Categories include Arts and Literature, Math and Science, Westborough History, Sports.
Teams from local businesses, organizations, neighborhoods and schools
$5 donation includes pizza, drink and dessert.
All proceeds fund educational grants to Westborough teachers for innovative programming.
The Bee is Back! The Westborough Education Foundation hosts its SEVENTH Annual Trivia Bee on at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough. Teams of three will compete in a fun-filled evening of trivia on topics including New England sports, popular culture, government, science, arts and literature, and Westborough history. The winning team will be given community bragging rights and a trophy. As always, teams are very much encouraged to let their personalities show and dress in costume to vie for the “Best Spirit” and “Best Costume” awards.
A donation of $5 per individual or $20 per family includes admission, pizza, drink and dessert. The fun-filled night features music, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, featuring sporting event tickets can be won. Speaking of kids, be sure to bring them – there is no school the following day! Matt Travis of Athletic Revolution will lead kids’ games and activities in between trivia rounds.
Proceeds from the event fund a variety of grants to teachers and staff across all of the Westborough schools. The grants allow teachers to develop creative programs in literature and language, the arts, technology, social studies, science and math. The Trivia Bee is the foundation’s largest fundraising effort and brings together many groups from the community for a highly spirited competition.Add a comment
Storm (Wind) Advisory - Oct 22, 2014
Luna's Magic Flute musical performance 08-Nov-2014
Luna's Magic Flute
A musical fairytale about the power of music and friendship.
Address: 53 B Otis St.Westborough, MA 01581
Chamber Music MetroWest Concerts for Kids
Chamber Music MetroWest will present Luna’s Magic Flute from at David French Music.
- Join us as we board a train with Luna to see the world in this exciting story set to music.
- Ask questions & see the instruments up close after the concert
- Program designed for children ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome!
The concert will feature Bonnie Cochran on flute, Tom Lubelczyk on double bass, Kai-Ching Chang on piano and David Cochran as narrator.
David French Music Company Recital Hall
53B Otis Street
The event is sponsored by Anthem Musical Instruments, David French Music Company and Westborough Cultural Council.
- Public Access Cable TV Channels for Charter have changed (Fall 2014)
- 2014 Special Town Meeting AFC Summary Recommendations
- Cultural Council Grant Applications due by Oct 15, 2014
- Arts in Common 2014 Performer Schedule
- 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Day - Saturday Sep 27
- REPRESENTATIVE DANIELLE GREGOIRE (Precincts 1 & 3) TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS
- Board of Selectmen Agenda Tuesday 22-Jul-2014
- DETOUR - Spring Road - closure Wed Jul 16 (maybe Thur too)
- Ruggles Street Construction Jul 16 - 18
- Community Band at Bay State Green - Sunday July 13, 2014 5:30 PM
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