Old Trail School Students Present The Pony Expresso

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Old Trail School middle school students present the Pony Expresso (The Villain Came to a Grinding Halt) at the School as the culmination of a semester of acting and stagecraft study.

Old Trail School Middle School students in the Acting and Stagecraft electives presented The Pony Expresso (The Villain Came to a Grinding Halt) on December 11 at the School. The show was a melodrama using snappy dialogue focused on a coffee theme.

Acting and Stagecraft electives are offered each semester to students in Grades 7 and 8. Acting class curriculum includes: beginning acting technique, stage terminology, improvisation, auditioning, comedic timing, movement, script interpretation and delivery. Stagecraft curriculum focuses on the design, construction, promotion and technical aspects of theater production. Students master stage terminology and design properties, costumes, and advertising and operate power tools, lighting, sound and video equipment. This performance was the culmination of the students’ coursework during the first half of the school year.

Stagecraft students enjoyed learning about coffee houses and coffee traditions as they used coffee to dye scarves and baked coffee cake. Grade 7 math students used graphing and mathematical proportion to create large scale drawings of cowboys and coffee pots to decorate the stage.

Old Trail School is an independent, coeducational day school for students aged two through grade eight. Located in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Bath, Ohio, the School offers a personal, nurturing and academically challenging liberal arts program to students and families in a five-county region that emphasizes excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. For more information about Old Trail School visit oldtrail.org.

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