Connecting Literature to Theater

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In recognition of the Babylon Junior-Senior High School Drama Club’s upcoming production of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” eighth-grade English students will be connecting their literary analysis of the novel during an in-class field trip of the theater production in early December.
In a collaborative effort, “To Kill A Mockingbird” Director Eddie Storey, District Director of Fine Arts and Music Angela Turk, and Director of English Language Arts Teresa Collins joined forces to bring a humanities-based learning experience to the eighth-grade students. According to Mrs. Collins, the novel has been a literary staple in the eighth-grade English curriculum for some time, and, according to a recent article in Newsday, was just named best-loved novel in the United States. 

“To Kill A Mockingbird” will premiere at Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s Rowe Hall for four consecutive evenings, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 6, for a private showing for the Babylon community’s senior citizens. Babylon Elementary School art teacher Elizabeth Losito also assisted Storey to bring this classic novel to the stage.