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East Union 7th graders enjoy theatrical performances

Seventh grade students and teachers visited Ovens Auditorium on Wednesday, November 13 to watch theatrical performances of five classical hair-raising tales, plus one that was humorous. Cloaked in Eagle yellow, East Union students stood out not only because of their uniform dress but also because of their respectful enthusiasm. “The 7th graders represented East Union very well. I was pleased,” said Tracey Kelly, 7th Math teacher.

The plays presented were The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, W W Jacobs’ The Monkey’s Paw , The Raven and The Tell Tale Heart, both written by Edgar Allen Poe, Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace, and for comic relief the final play was The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain.

The performance of The Monkey’s Paw, an ironic story with a “Be careful what you wish for” theme, was much anticipated and a favorite among students. “The Monkey’s Paw was my favorite play because we had read the short story during class and I liked the story,” said Tanner Lowery. Others, like Hailey Phifer, preferred the light-heartedness of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. “I liked it because it was entertaining and not creepy like The Tell Tale Heart,” she said.

Following the performance, students enjoyed lunch at Wendy’s, Burger King, Bojangles, or Chic Fil A, depending on their bus. Each of the Indian Trail restaurants’ staff were extremely accommodating and made the last stop of the day terrific for students and teachers alike.

Written by: Meg Enos, 7th grade teacher
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 by Susie Jones

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