Story last updated at 4/8/2009 - 11:03 am
JUNEAU - Three fifth grade classes will perform an original play by Ann Boochever at Auke Bay Elementary School on April 9. There will be two showings of the 40-minute play, one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 6:30 p.m., both free and open to the public. The play is entitled "The Tree of Peace: The Origins of Democracy in America," and features original music and traditional colonial dances.
"It's a play about a historical meeting between the Indians and the colonists," Boochever said. "It covers quite a bit. It takes place at the Albany congress of 1754 and all the events that led up to the French and Indian War."
The play fits right into the fifth graders' social studies curriculum study of colonial America, Boochever said. About 75 kids are involved in the play. Boochever and the students have been working on the play since January.