February 21, 2002 - Personal Web Site: Peru RPCV Hank Finken performs one man plays

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Peru RPCV Hank Finken performs one man plays

Read and comment on Peru RPCV Hank Finken's web site on his original one man shows at:


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Not "Johnny" If You Please K-12

70-year-old Johnny Appleseed shares some tall tale adventures concerning his travels throughout the Midwest. This is story-telling in theatre form, legend and fact becoming one. John Chapman was a non-violent man in a violent time and as such is truly a man for today’s times.

Christopher Columbus: The Shame In The Glory 4-12

The audience plays the Spanish Royal Court as Columbus attempts to explain his goals and deeds from 1492 - 1506. Mr. Fincken makes him flesh and blood in Columbus’ own time. The audience must decide for itself whether the admiral is hero or villain.

Writing Tall Tales 5-8

Hank “sets the stage” for this workshop by telling a “whopper.” Then the class discusses the essential components of a tall tale. Using examples from other student writers, the class writes their own stories in small groups. The original works are read and critiqued based on the definition of a tall tale.

Comparative Theater 5-12

Improvisation, comedy, and dramatic theater are the four types of stage presentations explored in this workshop or residency. Hank guides students through the process of understanding the importance of always having a purpose when on stage. Each student has the opportunity to be an actor on stage.

Performer, published author, and playwright, Mr. Hank Fincken has written and produced 12 original plays and published 25 stories. He has enchanted his audiences, not only across the United States, but in South America as well. Hank has the distinction of being named “Master Artist” by the Indiana Arts Commission, as well as receiving the “Achievement and Service Award” by the Indiana Theatre Association.

Single performance: $375 Each additional performance: $315 Single Day: $500 Residency Day: $470

Curriculum tie-ins: SS, M, S, LA, SI, FA Multiple Intelligences: V/L, IA, IR, V/S, B/K

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