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Student creativity stretched through storytelling

A standing ovation was in order Wednesday afternoon at Harmony Hall following the performance of The Troubles, a futuristic folk tale written by a group of Adriel students during a Mad River Theater Works residency.


Six Adriel students perform The Troubles, a futuristic folk tale that they developed with Mad River Theater Works members, during a “sharing” Wednesday at Harmony Hall. Bob Lucas of MRTW also played the fiddle during the performance for Adriel staff members and several fellow students. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Adriel officials noted that the six student participants really opened up during the performance, overcoming their fears of speaking in public.

“Some of these students we have trouble even getting them to talk much, but this was great today to see them really get into the performance,” said Kay Wyse, Adriel president and CEO.

“You could see the grins on their faces when they knew that a funny part was coming up.”

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