‘Frindle’ comes to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 25
If you go …
What: “Frindle,” presented by The Griffen Theatre Company.
When: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 25.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.
Cost: $11 for children and $14 for adults.
More information: Tickets are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or at http://www.vilarpac.org.
BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center continues its annual Supporting The Arts Reaching Students series with The Griffen Theatre Company’s presentation of “Frindle” today at 10 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.
The story begins with Nicholas Allen, a child with a world of ideas inside his mind. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger’s language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word … frindle! Before long, Nick’s word creates a buzz in his school, his town and then, to his surprise, it spreads all around the country and a power struggle erupts with the strict Mrs. Granger. Will the word frindle win?
Based on the award-winning and best-selling novel by Andrew Clements, this quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words will have your young audience inventing their own words.
Recommended for grades third to seventh, “Frindle” encourages children to discover the true nature of words, language, thought, community and learning. Curriculum connections include language arts, literature, vocabulary, spelling and creative writing.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
The Griffen Theatre’s performance of “Frindle” is the 10th of 11 STARS performances this winter series. All STARS performances are offered to promote artistic, educational and cultural enrichment to local students, with in-school workshops and daytime shows at the theater. Each year, the Vail Valley Foundation and Vilar Performing Arts Center offer free transportation and tickets to more than 6,000 Eagle County students to provide them the thrill of live performing arts.
Single tickets are available for each STARS performance and can be booked directly through the Vilar Center Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or online at http://www.vilarpac.org.