News of the Day

TO BE OR NOT TO BE ASKS CAMPERS

by Craig Altschul

Shakespeare is alive and well in Vermont, thank you very much. No matter he’s 400 years old or so, kids at the Get Thee to the Funnery Camp in Chelsea are keeping him alive through their productions. The campers, who range in age from 11-14 and are under the direction of three counselor/directors, perform Shakespeare’s classic plays – but add in their own words and musical adaptations."Something about Shakespeare really appeals to kids this age," said counselor Kailie Larkin. They do it all in two weeks. Many of the characters are played by several different people. Participants are urged to follow the costume, not the actor. They are also encouraged to react to the cue cards suggesting reactions like gasp or ha-ha-ha. This summer was the seventh year of camp;next year it moves to Craftsbury. Want more information? Go to chelseafunnery@gmail.com.

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Craig Altschul

About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of SnoCountry.com. He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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