The fall play at Gladstone High School required a new approach during distance learning. Each actor performed their part from their own home, with teacher Josh Weir editing the pieces into a complete video production. The play can be viewed now at youtu.be/zSZiuaJ6GNU.
The family-friendly comedy is "Homeschooled" by Jason Pizzarello, telling the timely story of the town of Smorgasbord, which is forced to close the public school system and rely on a motley crew of parents to homeschool all the children.
The parents are thrown for a loop. They realize that none of them is qualified to teach a full course load, so they decide to divide and conquer the subjects. The results are hilarious, including a lecture on 18th-century European society delivered by a clown, a drill sergeant baking pies in home economics and a lady who's had way, way too much caffeine zooming through 200 years of U.S. history.
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