ACT brings Charlie Brown to life for students
by Martha Sparks
The Appalachian Children’s Theatre (ACT) will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” to Logan County students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade this week at the Coalfield Jamboree.
Rachel Noe-Maynard, president and co-founder of the Appalachian Children’s Theatre, has worked with Jackie Tomblin and the Coalfield Jamboree; Logan County grade school and middle school principals; Wilma Zigmond, Superintendent of Schools, and Phyllis Doty, Director of Transportation, to make the large, county-wide fieldtrip possible.
“We usually bring about four thousand students from the Logan County school system to see our annual fall show,” said Noe-Maynard. “It’s a huge undertaking, but we have such a great time with the students and teachers.”
Noe-Maynard believes exposure to performing arts is good for young students.
“When students watch these productions, not only do they get to see their peers on stage, but they are learning an important lesson in sitting quietly and watching a production,” said Noe-Maynard. “I love sports and was an athlete in school, and there is great fun to be had watching and cheering at a ball game, but I also believe it makes for a well-rounded member of society to appreciate the finer arts, too.”
In addition to school performances, ACT will offer one public presentation of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7. Children 3 and under will receive free admission.
All performances will be held at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan.
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