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Island School students’ production of ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ opens Friday

The curtain to the Island School fifth grade students’ production rises at 7 p.m. on Friday at the school’s Main Hall. There will be a repeat performance of the show, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” on Saturday at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 4 p.m.

“The Island School fifth grade students are performing ‘Winnie-the-Pooh,’” said Rebecca Hanson, the Island School theatre arts teacher. “It is an Island School tradition to have a fifth grade play each year, and we are so excited to perform this one for audiences this year.”

Hanson said Katherine Schultz Miller takes the classic Winnie-the-Pooh tales, written by A.A. Milne, and adapts them for the stage.

“This production is a wonderful script for fifth grade actors to perform,” Hanson said. “They all get the opportunity to work in collaboration with each other and play these fun, lovabler characters that include Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Roo, Kanga and Owl.”

“Island School starts their theatre arts curriculum in third grade, and it culminates together with a full production open to the Kaua‘i community,” Hanson said. “For many of our young student actors, this is their first production, and for many, it may be their only production. Each one of these students have some success to celebrate.”

The characters involved in the Island School fifth grade students’ production are familiar to many, and the story lines and tales the characters become involved in is a pleasant surprise for the audience.

Hanson said the production is just about an hour, and perfect for a fun family evening.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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