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PCA students travel to Chicago

Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 1:21 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 1:23 p.m. CDT
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Princeton Christian Academy students pose by the statue of Shakespeare at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at Navy Pier. Pictured (front row, from left) are Gabe Cook, Kimberly Glenn, Thressa Nelson and Kelly Van Den Bussche; (second row) Claudette Rosario, Ivy Brown, Kenley Grimmer, Emily Fisher, Daniel Henrikson and Gabe Thompson; and (on stairs) Drew Grey, Sam Wolbrecht, Jonathan Henrikson, Will Finley and Grace Wolbrecht.

PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy seventh- and eighth-grade students in Marty Kiser’s Language Arts class recently traveled by train to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier to see Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

This year the entire trip was paid for by a Target Field Trip Grant. Every year the theater performs especially for students an abridged production of one of the Bard’s most popular plays, announcing the selection a year in advance so students are able to read the play beforehand. Consequently, the students in Kiser’s class read and studied “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in preparation for this production.

Every year the PCA literature classes read two Shakespeare plays, including “Comedy of Errors,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” “Taming of the Shrew” and other performed by the CST.

“My goal is for the students to understand and appreciate Shakespeare’s genius,” Kiser said “They have truly enjoyed our studies of his plays, and always look forward to the Shakespeare trip to Chicago. It is one of the highlights of our year. This year some former PCA students came along!”

After seeing the play, the students ate lunch and shopped on the Pier before returning home on the train.

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