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Kids, ages 4-10 build confidence and literacy in the Sierra Foothills doing Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". They love it!
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Mari Reeves

40 backers pledged $925 to help bring this project to life.

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We did it!

Fairies! Colors swishing through the air! Sweet voices in the setting sun under our huge oak tree. Oberon climbs the enormous rock, and sounds out Shakespeare's words to the surrounding hills. "Midsummer" was a delicious success! Thank you all for your beautiful support. We got our new curtains, and we had some lovely additions to our costume collection, thanks to you.

Bless you for your giving hearts.


Saving Kids With Shakespeare - photos

Saving Kids with Shakespeare

We have our curtains! It looks like a real theatre now. Sure, we have a way to go, but we are so excited!

Thank you all!

Mari and the kids

Saving Kids With Shakespeare - updates

"Over hill, over dale,
Thorough brush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere......"
First Fairy
A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare
Dear Friends,
I am this cloudy afternoon making curtains, doing a pool rehearsal for Twelfth Night, responding to e-mails, and sewing costumes. Thank you all for the super snacks at rehearsals, and the wonderful backstage parent support. The kids are really doing well!
I want to ask for a parent for each evening to sell tickets, some moms to do make-up at 5 both nights, and one more dad to set up chairs on Saturday afternoon.
Do look for our article in the Appeal Democrat tomorrow, Friday.
I send you love.