Meadow Mountain performed ‘As the Pages Turn’ |

Meadow Mountain performed ‘As the Pages Turn’

Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily

EAGLE-VAIL – Power Macs, and the boundless information available over the Internet, are forcing dictionaries and other reference books off students’ desk.But dictionaries, thesauruses and atlases don’t crash or get viruses.

That was the conflict at the heart of As the Pages Turn, the play Meadow Mountain Elementary Students will performed earlier this month. The play, peformed at Meadow Mountain Macrch 6 and Berry Creek Middle School March 8, looks at what happens when viruses strike and disable the computers, and students are unable to use the technology on which theyve come to rely. The characters in the play including Clark Catalogue, Ms. Paige Turner, Dr. I M Good, Brooke End, and Magazine Maggie Zene come to count on each other for information.

Jeanne Nelson, the director of the play and at Meadow Mountain Elementary School, is said she is a firm believer in encouraging children to explore their creative side. “The skills these students inherit through performing arts are beneficial because they encourage self-expression and self-confidence,” Nelson said. “To be able to speak in front of an audience is a skill many adults lack. Programs like this are extremely valuable and should not be seen as a frill in education, but as a major part of education.”

The funds that make the school’s plays possible are raised each year at Meadow Mountain’s Luncheon For The Arts, which will be held on May 10. For more information on the luncheon, call Bridget Croke at 748-8738. Vail, Colorado

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