During last Spring Break, I booked some tickets to see Julius Caesar at ASC so that our ninth grade son would understand that Shakespeare was writing plays to be performed on stage and enjoyed by theatergoers, not to torture high school students.
We came down to one of the midday school performances and thoroughly enjoyed the production. We saw the groups of students totally engaged and some of them were included by the players when they had seats close to the stage. There was music before and a Q & A session afterwards with the performers that gave everyone an opportunity to learn more.
English teachers listen up! This is the best school trip you can arrange. The kids will get over any apprehension they have, catch your enthusiasm, and thank you for it. It is one for the Yearbook.
– Valerie Maloney, Vienna, VA