Professional Theatre For Maine

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing coming to The Public Theatre!

Posted on 02/13/2008 12:00am

The Public Theatre and The Robinson Players of Bates College will collaborate on a production of Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing to be performed on May 19, 20, 21 and 22, as the final production in The Public Theatre's 2007-08 student matinee series.

This popular book by Judy Blume is a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling. This charming series of escapades is sure to delight students from kindergarten thru 6th grade, as all ages will relate to Peter Hatcher’s struggles to deal with his impossible little brother, Fudge.

"We're very excited about collaborating with Robinson Players on this project", says Artistic Director Christopher Schario. "The Robinson Players are very respected in the community for the high quality of their productions. The production will be directed by a professional director provided by The Pubic Theatre, who will collaborate with a cast of actors comprised of Bates College students. It’s a win-win for everyone."

Tickets to all student matinee performances are only $5 each. This reduced ticket rate ticket is made possible by the generous support of foundations and local businesses. "We love developing the theatergoers of tomorrow and giving them a memory that will hopefully last a lifetime," says Schario.

Remaining student matinees in The Public Theatre's 2008 season include, Well (recommended for 8th grade and up) March 11 and 12 at 9:30 am, Over The River and Through the Woods (recommended for 5th grade and up) May 6 and 7 at 9:30 am, and Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing (recommended for K-6) May 19-22 at 9:30 and 11:30am. For more information or to make a reservation for your students call 782-2211 or visit our website under Education at