The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street- by Rod Serling
Ages 11 -14
4:30 - 6:00pm
February 3rd - March 16th
Instructor: Samantha Van Der Merwe
We will work on an episode from Rod Serling’s, The Twilight Zone. Students will focus on the text, and explore the genre of the Radio Play, allowing us to focus on atmosphere and sound. If we did add images to our words, how would our stage pictures look, and how would scenes pop out of the narrative? We'll present our play to family and friendsat the final class.
Neighbors fear that aliens have landed when a bright flash appears in the sky and strange things begin to happen. Incited by a young boy’s stories, people accuse each other of being an alien sent in advance. Panic and a mob scene leave readers questioning who the real monsters are.