JDHS Early Scholars Program presents 'How Crane Got Blue Eyes'

Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ever wonder why Crane's eyes are blue? Find out this weekend, at the Juneau-Douglas Early Scholars program's production of Raven Tales. "How Crane Got Blue Eyes" will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tlingit & Haida Community Building on Hospital Drive.

Courtesy Of Karina Reyes
Courtesy Of Karina Reyes

For the past several months, Early Scholars students have been working under the tutelage and direction of local storyteller, actor and director Gary Waid in preparation for this performance. Storyteller Stephanie Tripp will lead audiences through the adventures of Crane, played by Jamelyn Zeller.

Raven Tales is an annual production organized by the Early Scholars, a college preparatory program geared toward the college-bound Alaska Native and Native American students. It is the Early Scholars program's primary fundraising event, and proceeds enable student visits to various colleges and universities.

The University of Alaska Southeast has partnered with Juneau School district for the past decade to support the Early Scholars Program and many of the program's graduates attend and eventually get their degrees from the UA system.

All Nations Children Dancers will perform right before the play.

Locally made Native arts and crafts, food, and other services donated by the community will be featured in a silent auction. Fry bread and Indian tacos will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids and will be available at the door.

For more information, contact Karina Reyes at 523-1508 or e-mail reyesk@jsd.k12.ak.us.

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