Theater at Monmouth’s annual Page to Stage tour runs Monday, April 23, through May 25, bringing classic literature alive for students across the state. Developed for grades Pre-K to 8, TAM’s Page to Stage Tour 2018 is a world-premiere adaptation, “Aesop’s Guide to Friendship.”

The tour to elementary and middle schools across the state, from Berwick to Fort Kent and Rangeley to Machias, is seeking schools in the Midcoast area to participate. “Aesop’s Guide to Friendship” explores age-old stereotypes such as “tortoises are slow,” “hares are quick” and “foxes are clever” to help young and old alike focus on ways to be better friends, neighbors and citizens. TAM’s adaptation playfully examines stereotypes and behaviors that are helpful or harmful to friendships. Through activities and discussions before and after the performance, students explore ways to take responsibility for their actions and become both confident and caring.

For information on how to bring “Aesop’s Guide to Friendship” to town, or local students to a performance in Cumston Hall, call 933-9999 or visit

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