Friday, December 14, 2007

December Field Trip

Yesterday, we took the kids to Homever (A huge, high end, Walmart-type spot) to catch an off-off-off-off-off-off-off off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off-off Broadway production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

So we get to Homever and we shuttle the kids down to the theater. We (as in the teachers) quickly realize that there are only 5 people in the cast. How are they going to have 5 people play seven dwarfs, plus a Snow White? During the play we only saw (at most) 4 dwarfs at the same time. Most scenes had Snow White chilling with three dwarfs. The answer was actually surprisingly simple and a testament to the outside-the-box thinking that goes on around here.

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What in the world is a "Dwart"?

Make stuff up! Can't get seven dwarfs? Invent a new species.

If you break it down mathematically, each actor was playing 1.75 dwarts. Multiply that by 4 and you get 7. Thus proving the sign to be accurate. Once again, math and illogical reasoning come to the rescue.

Here are some reviews by the students:

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I don't want to give anything away but the twist ending astounded me so much I still can't close my mouth!

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I loved it! It gets four thumbs up!
Well what ARE thumbs then?

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I'm so amped after watching that! I wanna fight! Hey you, let's fight!

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Maaaaaaan! Them Dwarts was MAD-fake.

PS. Bonus for Duncan.


grafix said...

dude, is that a records STORE? or someone's house? korea!

also, dwarts is brilliant.

The Third Quarter Projectionist said...

It's a bunch of record stores in a pedestrian tunnel/shopping mall.

Dwarts IS brilliant.