Theater is one of those things that gets us REALLY excited here at Workspace.
So there is a huge buzz right now as we get ready for the opening night of Shakespeare’s hilarious and brilliant “Much Ado About Nothing.” Our resident thespians, the Bicycle Shop Players, have been rehearsing and making their own costumes and props and sets for months, and all that work will pay off as the curtain rises on Saturday, December 15th at 2 o’clock. (There are other shows, too, Sunday and Monday as well, four shows in all.)
One of the great things about theater here is also what’s great about the Workspace community in general. Just as we enable family-centered education, our community often tends to interact as if we were all one big family, and part of that is that we don’t put up a lot of walls between us, and there aren’t any cliques dividing us.
It’s common to see our teens learning or playing with the younger children, and to have the tweens watching a toddler, a retired engineer demonstrating a wood-turning technique, and so on. Unlike many schools and even families, the generations at Workspace are not separated into siloes by age group, and that is a great way for people to share knowledge, to grow and learn. Our community is intergenerational.
Well, this play, like all of our programs, is very much the same, with an intergenerational and fabulously talented cast. The cast includes our learners, of course, as young as age eleven, and also includes parents and members of our staff and faculty. There’s no sense of “the kids are doing so well!” It’s that “We ALL are doing so well….together!”
And the rehearsals this week, “Tech Week” as they say in the theatre biz, have been amazing. I am a big aficionado of the stage, and I predict without hesitation that this show will be a smash!
So I hope you have tickets because it’s sold out. And if you and your family like the theater, and like the idea of working and playing together as you learn and grow, you owe it to yourself to come and check out Workspace.