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Friday, June 1, 2001

Diverse Diversions

Storyteller to perform in Concord

Nationally recognized storyteller Diane Edgecomb will give a participatory "First Tales" program at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord on June 20 at 7 p.m. This evening's performance kicks off a summer of fun at the library and is appropriate for children ages five years and above. There is no registration needed for this free program. For more information, call the children's department at the Concord Free Public Library at 1-978-318-3358.

CCHS presents 'The Crucible' on June 1 and 2

The conflict between good and evil will be explored when Concord-Carlisle High School drama students present "The Crucible" on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium.

"The play has no perfect characters. Everyone has weaknesses to confront. This heavy conflict has forced the 21-cast members to analyze how characters develop, interact and make choices," CCHS music teacher Chuck Brown, director of "The Crucible," explained. "It's been a unique and intense process. We've had many discussions about human frailty and how individuals are measured by the adversities they confront," Brown added.

The powerful drama, which was written by Arthur Miller in 1953 in response to McCarthyism, is set in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It focuses on several girls who defend themselves against accusations of witchcraft by accusing others. Their lies spiral out of control and envelope the entire community.

The strong script will be emphasized by the use of a minimal black and white set, an angled stage, frontal lighting and period costumes. "It's a complete package. We want the audience to be engaged the entire time," Brown stressed.

Senior Mike Carroll is the student assistant director for the production and Carlisle's Jon Owen, also a senior, is the technical director. Seniors Jessy Davis, Clayton Jones, Kester Krueger, Tamika Lopes, Jeremy Pasha, and Elizabeth Rolando will be making their final CCHS performances.

Tickets are available for $8 at the door, or in Concord at Video Revolution, the West Concord Five & Ten, and the Concord Toy Shop, or in Carlisle at Daisy's Market.

Co-ed summer softball for adults

Last summer's softball games were a lot of fun and a big success. If you are interested in playing in some softball games this summer, call Jeff Bloomfield at 1-978-371-0235. The games will be for men and women (children can watch, not play) on a weekday night for a few weeks. We will play in Carlisle if the field is available. Call Jeff Bloomfied soon so the field can be reserved and team rosters and schedules prepared.

Local actress to appear in 'Anne of Green Gables' in Concord

Carlisle resident Maia Reed will appear in the production of "Anne of Green Gables" at Concord Youth Theater. Maia is part of a cast of 34 youngpeople, ages 9 to 15 years old, who have been rehearsing the show since March. All shows will be performed at the Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street in Concord, and tickets, priced at $12 or $8.50, can be purchased by calling 1-978-371-1482. This delightful musical is appropriate for family members ages four to adult. Performance dates and times are: Fridays, June 1 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, June 2 and 9 at 4 p.m.; and Sundays, June 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Boost your child's self esteem and get ready for summer

A repeat of a timely workshop for parents of kindergarten-grade 5 will be held on Wednesday, June 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Parents are the strongest voice in preventing children from becoming involved with drugs and alcohol.

One of the three areas of concentration in the Carlisle School's health curriculum, a prevention program, is encouraging students to develop and maintain a strong, positive self-image. Marilyn Buckler, formerly the school psychologist in Carlisle and currently the parent consultant to the Open Circle Program at Wellesley College, is offering, through grant monies awarded by Drug Free Schools, a one-evening workshop on exploring and reviewing self-esteem-building ideas to use with your children. Participants will leave with specific ideas and activities that they can immediately implement at home. Call Claire Mariano, administrative secretary, at 1-978-369-3758 to reserve a space, as group size will be limited.

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