Virginia Repertory Theatre
Recommended for Grades PK-3
We all know the fable of the swan who grows up “ugly” in a family of ducks, later to find his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. Did you know in the folk traditions of other cultures the lesson of the “ugly duckling” is learned by different animals? Virginia Rep unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide.
Curriculum Connections: Folk Tales, Language Arts, Literary Classic, History, Science, Music, Reading, Self-Esteem, Character Development