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Act 5, Scene 1: Irene's Twilight Zone

Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes.  (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater.  Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark.  Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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The Book of Time Outs by Dee Lucke (Simon & Schuster, 2008) manages to hit the kid’s mark while sticking to its subject. Christopher Columbus sailed to America in 1492, we all know. “For show and tell,” Lucke writes, “he presented Queen Isabella with a sweet potato.” She wasn’t impressed. Then, he told a whopper: “The place is just littered with gold and gems.” Spaniards, led by Columbus, flocked to the New World and became enraged when they discovered the scam. “Then Christopher Columbus discovered what happens when you don’t tell the truth,” Lucke observes. “He got a time out with leg irons and a trip back to Spain to explain it all to the queen.” Thirteen other subjects are treated, including Rosa Parks, whose time-out was for correct behavior.

Into the Volcano: A Graphic Novel by Don Wood (Blue Sky, 2008). Two brothers are pulled out of school to spend time with Aunt Lulu on the island nation of Kocalaha. The younger brother is eager to learn about the new world; the older one, cautious. Wood’s illustrations serve well, including the first panel in the chapter about arrival: a wide-smiling, mirror-glasses-wearing, bristly face announces, “They call me ‘Mango Jo.’ I’m your ride.”

Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier, with illustrations by Lou Lohstoeter (Aladdin, 2004), takes a gentle approach to a geographical adventure, using rich, representational paintings to reveal the daily life of a Ugandan family.

Days on the Farm by Kim Lewis (Walker Books, 2001 features an English farm and a border collie named Floss in a collection of tales. The painted illustrations are dramatic.

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