Dark Stormy Night Full Class Drama Club Elementary Readers’ Theater

Dark Stormy Night Full Class Drama Club Elementary Readers’ Theater
Dark Stormy Night Full Class Drama Club Elementary Readers’ Theater
Dark Stormy Night Full Class Drama Club Elementary Readers’ Theater
Dark Stormy Night Full Class Drama Club Elementary Readers’ Theater
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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night is a comedic journey through childhood fears, intended for intermediate elementary students (grades 3-5). It has 28 roles addressing assorted ability levels, with a run time of approximately 40 minutes.

Girls are having a sleepover party when the topic turns to their fears: ghosts, the dark, vampires, spiders, zombies, vicious dogs, the thunderstorm that’s crashing outside, and more. Once asleep, a public service announcement allows a rebuttal from the scary things, followed by a somewhat clinical child psychologist addressing coping mechanisms.

The inspiration for this play was seeing a kid-friendly method for creating sound effects that simulate a thunderstorm by having a group of children rubbing their hands together, snapping, and clapping (directions included)—it was so realistic, I was determined to work it into a play somehow.

I’m using it with my drama club for our end of year presentation, but it would also be appropriate for in-class use, and perfect for Halloween or any time of the year (my club presents in the spring--it honestly didn't occur to me at first that folks might enjoy it as a Halloween play, but of course that works too)!

My students are enjoying acting this out as they develop fluency and intonation. I hope yours will too!

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42 pages
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Lifelong tool
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