Stories On Stage: The Giving Tree

Stories On Stage introduces students to the sequence of a play/story, vocal and physical control, and story creation incorporating music and movement. Students explore the vocabulary and fundamentals of theatre and performance. Each student is encouraged to express themselves with inspiration from popular children’s stories and authors. The theatrical experience is enhanced by the creation of scenery, costumes, props, masks, and more.

Giving Tree

“Once there was a tree … and she loved a little boy.” So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk … and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.


    1. Grades: 1-4

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  1. Class Dates: August 13 – 17, Monday-Friday
  2. Time: 9am – 3pm
  3. Performances: Sunday, August 19 at 2pm and 6pm
  4. Location: Garfield Park Community Church
  5. Cost: $340

You must be available for all performances in order to register and receive a role in this class.

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