County of Kings

This performance will take place at the Whaling Museum Theatre.

Friday, 9:30AM
A Special 90 Minute Performance

MARCH 6


SUGGESTED GRADES: 9th–12th


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS:
Reading: Literature, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration, Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas, Language: Knowledge of Language, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use


TICKET PRICE: $9

A LITERATURE TO LIFE PRODUCTION

County of Kings is a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Adapted from the extraordinary life of slam poet, playwright, and speaker, Lemon Andersen, this riveting on-stage memoir will resonate with young audiences long after they leave the theatre. Lemon, whose parents met at a methadone clinic and died from AIDS, served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony Award before he turned 30. Weaving hard-edged drama with urban poetry, County of Kings is a coming-of-age story told with profound honesty, compassion and humor.