Pie Players Are Huge Hit
With Younger Set at Lawrence Library
N.J. -- Are you ready to make silly sounds? Are you ready
to shout and move about?
That was the challenge posed to a packed house of youngsters
ages 2 to 5 who answered with a resounding "yes"
at Lawrence Library on May 10 as MCCC's Mud Pie Players presented
a high energy, interactive performance of children's stories.
In what has become an annual tradition, this service learning
activity connected with the course "Oral Interpretation
of Literature" (CMN 212) allows Mercer students to blend
the study of poetry, prose, drama, and children literature
with the performing arts. Directed
by faculty member Kathi Paluscio, students prepare for weeks
prior to the event, crafting zany characters, rehearsing,
and designing colorful props, scenery and costumes for their
The performance was a huge hit and struck just the right note
during Children's Book Week 2010, according to Laura Gruninger,
youth services coordinator at the library. In a note, she
thanked MCCC students for their wonderfully creative performance.
"The children who attended were delighted and many of
the teachers and parents complimented us on the program. It
was evident that you spent a lot of time planning the content
of the program and rehearsing. Your enthusiasm, talent and
Mud Pie Players wow a crowd of children and parents.
your average classroom.
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