HHS 2015 Spring Play!

Arabian Nights Banner 2Students $7
Adults $8

Or Donate a children’s book and get $1 off your ticket!!!

The HHS Seniors of the AVID program are collecting children’s books for the Books for Kids at Next Door foundation.

The organization needs the following books:
– Infant/toddler board books
– Preschool picture/read to me type books (Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, Lois Ehlert, etc.)
– Early reading books for elementary kids.

The books can be new or gently used and will be given to children in need in the Milwaukee area.

Kia and Andrew playing brothers in "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves"
Kia and Andrew playing brothers in “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.

Alessandra playing a thief in a barrel!
Alessandra playing a thief in a barrel!

This is a classic children’s play that Homestead has taken on and made their own. Setting a frame story around the old Persian story, the tale starts in the 1950’s on a playground taken over by the neighborhood kids. Everyone is playing with their friends except one girl. She is enthralled in a book… Alf Layla wa-Layla, or the Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, her laughter and wonder intrigues the others and soon everyone is gathered around her as she begins her tale.

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