On Friday, May 8th the students of Home Educators of the Eastern Shore (HEES) donned the stage at Church Hill Theatre to perform their dramatic production, “Keeper of the Tales”. The play, written by Tim Wright, was based on the stories of 1,001 Arabian Knights and starred Kamal (Sam Bergenholtz) as the wise blind beggar who sold his stories of morality at the local bazaar. These stories intrigued the pious Princess Miraim (Laurel Toth) who was at the bazaar with her servant, Aisha (Megan Toth), on a mission to acquire some items for the palace.
The dramatic production was the pinnacle to their year long drama class that was taught by Phyllis Bergenholtz at the group’s Wednesday cooperative. The student actors were James Bergenholtz, Quentin Bergenholtz, Anthonly Daly, Tim Daly, Thea Daly, Eddie Dorman, Logan Jones, Christian Miller, Samantha Miller, Katie Sardo, Tyler Toth, and Hudson Toth. Many of the students played multiple characters in the play.
This was the group’s first full length (90 minute) production and the students rose to the challenge of this more demanding program pulling off a stellar performance. The many props, costumes and Arabian backdrops are all created by the students and parents of the group.
Home Educators of the Eastern Shore (HEES) is a local support group which offers support, fellowship and enrichment opportunities to families in the local home schooling community. HEES has a website www.homeschool-life.com/MD/HEES where you can get more information about what they offer. They are always welcoming new members.
May 16th – 824 Chester River Drive, Grasonville