BTG PLAYS! Touring Performances Offered Throughout the School Year
BTG PLAYS! 2017-2018 Touring Show
Billy Budd in the Breadbox
Based on the book Billy Budd in the Bread Box, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor by Jana Laiz
Adapted and directed by Travis G. Daly
Beginning in October and running through the school year, this production is appropriate for elementary and middle school and is designed to introduce students to the excitement of live theatre. A question and answer session with the actors follows each performance.
Touring to schools and venues all throughout Berkshire County and surrounding environs with a local company of artists, BTG's touring production reaches thousands of students on an annual basis.
About Billy Budd in the Breadbox:
History comes to life in this exciting new play about, Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Billy Budd in the Breadbox is based on the book, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. Hear his stories and learn about what inspired such writings at Moby Dick, Typee, Billy Budd and more. Based on a true discovery that brought the writings of Herman Melville back to life. The play features stories about local Berkshire history including Arrowhead, Mt. Greylock, and Monument Mountain.
It was really amazing and spectacular.
– 6th grader at Cheshire Elementary School
For more information on how to book a tour at your school, contact:
Allison Rachele Bayles
Administrative Director of Education