Page to Stage Series

Make the Macomb Center Your Destination for Literacy and Arts Education

The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts presents Page to Stage, a theater and literacy program that brings to life curriculum-linked stage adaptations of significant works of American literature. These world-class productions starring professional actors bring characters from history and literature to the stage―giving voice to words and inspiring young people to find their own voice.

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THE GIVER
presented by Young Audiences New York’s
Literature to Life®
Tue. & Wed. Oct. 25 & 26, 10 am
Prices start at $15 ($5 student)
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Lois Lowry’s book The Giver reveals a dystopian world where all is the same, unfolding the story of twelve-year-old Jonas who is selected to receive the memories of a far different life. This Literature to Life Award winner, adapted and directed by Elise Thoron, features 60 minutes of solo performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver. As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience.

Grades 5 and up.

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
presented by AQUILA THEATRE
Mon. Oct. 31, 10 am
Prices start at $15 ($5 student)
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“Beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.”—The New Yorker
Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation, and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play excelling in combative wit, melodrama, and potential tragedy.
Grades 9 and up.

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THE RAINBOW FISH
presented by ARTSPOWER
Tue. Feb. 28, 9:30 am & 12 pm
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With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.
Grades K–2.

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DAR HE: THE STORY OF EMMETT TILL
presented by MIKE WILEY PRODUCTIONS
Tue. & Wed. Mar. 14 & 15, 9:30 am & 11 am—runtime: 50 min.
Thu. Mar. 16, 7 pm—runtime: 90 min
Prices start at $29 ($15 student)
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In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train into a world he could never understand—a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos. Young Emmett crossed that line and stepped into his gruesome fate by whistling at a white woman. Written and performed by Mike Wiley, this riveting one-actor play chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s lynching. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presented in Stage II.
Grades 8 and up.

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BISCUIT
presented by ARTSPOWER
Thu. Mar. 30, 9:30 am & 12 pm
Prices start at $15 ($5 student)
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ArtsPower’s newest musical, Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, features a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic!
Grades Pre-K–2.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
presented by Young Audiences New York’s
Literature to Life®
Tue. & Wed. Apr. 25 & 26, 10 am
Prices start at $15 ($5 student)
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Set during the Civil Rights Movement, Sue Monk Kidd’s New York Times bestseller The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of a young girl’s search for the truth about her mother, leading her to three beekeeping sisters and the discovery of the real meaning of family. In this one-woman show, adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, the actress fully embodies the young protagonist, Lily, and brings us on her very personal journey for self. 
Grades 7 and up.

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