Eighth graders from the drama class at Central Academy Middle School came to Breckinridge Elementary with entertainment on their minds. The middle-schoolers performed four pantomime fairy tales to the attentive and charmed kindergarden students of Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Williamson. It was also dress like a famous Americans Day for the five-year-olds, so the eighth-graders got an eyeful as well. There were numerous Abe Lincoln lookalikes in the audience!
Marcia Neighbors, the drama teacher, said silence was the theme. Her students, armed with props and improvised costumes, arrived and left in silence. They were performed in pantomime. Mimes are silent and let actions speak to the story. Each of the four stories had a narrator.
The tales performed included “The Little Red Hen,” “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “The Three Little Pigs.”
The young children laughed at the antics of the older students as each story unfolded. Some of the fun things were the props from a painted brick wall for the Big bad wolf to huff and puff over to a bridge for three goats to walk upon and a troll to lurk beneath. It was obvious the CAMS students had put some thought into the process of story telling without sound. For more pictures of the stories, click here.