2008-07-11 / School News

Broadway Returns To Public School 114

Students of PS 114 proved that children are not to be underestimated. Despite the skepticism and with only six weeks rehearsal time, second and third graders presented a sophisticated performance, "The Rage of the Ages," an original play by Joan Diehl. Under the guidance of teachers Diehl and Judith Davison, students prepared for their presentation.

With the confidence of Principal Stephen Grill; support of Paul Curiale, Executive Director of Millennium and a grant from Millennium Development; encouragement and assistance from parent coordinator, Kathy Meade and parents, Irene Dana and Thomas Boland, the children achieved what some would call the impossible.

On June 24, the little actors and actresses presented the play produced and directed by Diehl and Davidson. Someone in the audience shouted "Better than Broadway," as the auditorium thundered with applause. "We're going to keep tapping the amazing talents of our students," announced Grill.

The PS 114 players were Grace Dolan, Claudia Dana, Lance Cheng, Molly Sautner, Daivd Caspi, Griffin Skammel, Annie Dengler, Richard Stix, Maya Fiutak, Mia Melchiorri, Rebecca Boland, Brianna Bernath, Jacqueline Wilkins, Isabella Grillo, Gwynivere McGee, Anissa Cherubini, Matthew Share, Patrick Tansey, Rahma Elsayed, Adriana Lamendola, Breanna Flynn, Lauren Regan, Meredith Lederman, Franco Palante, Cara Melchiorri, Thomas Lane and Randy Hanson.

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