East Meadow Students Take Center Stage With FREE Players

East Meadow Students Take Center Stage With FREE Players Photo
The district invites the community to attend the FREE Players Variety Show Extravaganza featuring East Meadow REACH students on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at W.T. Clarke High School.

Over the past few months, mentors from FREE – Family Residences and Essential Enterprises – integrated into REACH classrooms at W.T. Clarke middle and high school to teach students verbal and nonverbal communication techniques through theater exercises. The FREE Mentors also exposed students to a variety of music and assisted them with reading and memorizing three-minute skits from popular movies and theatrical productions.

The months of practice and dedication put in by the East Meadow REACH students will meet the talents of this one-of-a-kind theater troupe in a performance that is sure to captivate audiences. The extravaganza will also feature a performance by the FREE Players Drum Corps and students from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the night of the show. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the East Meadow Special Education Parent Teacher Association. SEPTA will also host a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle the evening of the performance.

“The collaboration between the FREE Players and our students is truly remarkable,” said Superintendent of Schools Leon J. Campo. “The enthusiasm, creativity and passion that the FREE Players have sparked in our children are sure to be seen on stage at this performance.”