Kim Terry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Published: April 3, 2014
Mark Twain said that "A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
The Metropolitan Library System and the Reduxion Theatre Company are putting a reserve spin on Twain’s quip by presenting “Classics For Kids” at five MLS locations in April. Kids and parents are invited to join lovable but absent-minded Professor Spillsby and the “Juggling Fiends” acting troupe as they have fun with the classics and take you on a journey of fun through some of William Shakespeare's most exciting dramas.
“Programs like this are a great way to introduce kids to the basic underpinnings of some of the greatest classical works of all time,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services Dana Morrow. “It’s a way of showing young people that Shakespeare isn’t at all dry.”
“Classics For Kids” can be seen at these libraries:
The shows are free of charge and suitable for all ages. For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.