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ASA Drama Presents Global Folk Tales

Hamlin students in our dynamic After School Academy (ASA) performed the eclectic and upbeat Folk Tales for Fun in front of two audiences this week.

Let the Navigator from Folk Tales for Fun take you on a magnificent tour of Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Liberia and more with entertaining, universal folk tales both new and familiar to children.  With the help of Decipher, the play’s foreign language translator, and I Don’t Know, a character who surprisingly knows it all, you can bridge the gap between cultures by experiencing these six stories from other countries.

Hamlin Performs “Life is Like a Double Cheeseburger”

Students (Grades 4 and 5) in Hamlin’s After School Academy (ASA) recently performed the humor-filled play, Life is Like a Double Cheeseburger.

Life is like a double cheeseburger,” a father explains to his son at the start of this compilation of 6 individual scenes. All loosely centered around this delicious metaphor meant to represent the many layers of human existence, this play is both comedic and contemplative.  Played before an assortment of restaurant backdrops, we meet families, couples, friends, and waitstaff facing major life changes, following — or failing to follow — their dreams, and gulping down helpings of humor and humility along with their life lessons. And for every “order up,” there’s more proof that life, it turns out, really is like a double cheeseburger: full of endless possibilities, often messy and complicated, but always worth savoring.  

Our students had a wonderful experience putting on the play, with thoughtful guidance by our in-house theater guru, Heidi Abbott.

To learn more about our excellent after school program, please visit: https://www.hamlin.org/program/extended-day