Far Brook News
In a reflection of their study of American history and literature, Far Brook's Eighth Grade recently presented "Journeys: Two One-Act Plays by Thornton Wilder." Their performance opened with "Pullman Car Hiawatha," a play that dives deep into the lives and dreams of a small passing group of Americans, coming together for just a few hours on a train traveling from New York to Chicago. The second play - "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden" - is a road-trip tale of 1930 Newark. Here, the audience glimpses the highs and lows of a family as they journey to visit a married daughter. In both plays, the actors captured Wilder's intent: "In my plays I attempted to raise ordinary daily conversation between ordinary people to the level of the universal human experience."