An Evening of Shakespeare
Thursday, April 18th
5:00 p.m. – Carnival Games
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
6:45 p.m. – Shakespeare Performances
Erie Day School Henry E. Fish Gymnasium, 1372 West Sixth Street, Erie
The origination of the event dates back to the 1980’s as the Erie Day School Grade 8 class returned from the annual trip to the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. Being excited and enthused about what they had just seen, students asked faculty member Ginny Rogers if they could do a Shakespearian production of their own. Students create their own costumes and do their own make-up prior to the annual performances. An added bonus is that all Erie Day School students, Kindergarten through Grade 8, learn of Shakespeare by attending the Renaissance Carnival prior to the event and watching the performances which follows.
The mission of the Erie Day School, as a co-educational, independent elementary school, is to pursue excellence in education as the regional leader in early education (Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten through Grade 8) of outstanding students by providing high-quality faculty, curricula, facilities and programs, resulting in an individualized, student-centered educational experience which will serve as a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning, growth, responsibility and leadership.