April is National Poetry Month, and spring is finally here! To celebrate both of these great events, the Hyde Park Community Players will perform a staged reading of nature-themed children’s poems by Paul Fleischman. Most of the selections are from Fleischman’s Newbery Medal-winning book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, in which each poem is from the perspective of a different kind of insect. Fleischman intended for these poems to be read by two speakers at once—sometimes alternating, sometimes in unison, and sometimes saying two different things at the same time! As a bonus, get “up close and personal” with some hibernating swallowtail chrysalises. Will you see one wiggle?
The reading will be Friday, April 12, at Augustana Lutheran Church, at 7:00 p.m. (Note the earlier time, to make it easier for children to attend.)