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Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Greene County Public Library. Footer Menu. He hopes that you all enjoy the show! Charles last graced the stage at SecondStory six years ago where he played the woodsman in "Snow White".

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Buckets of love and thanks to her husband Kevin for supporting her creative endeavors. Dan Posluns Director has been performing and directing in the greater Seattle area since moving here in He is thrilled to be back at SecondStory Repertory after five years, where he last directed Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

He is a student and teacher of improv comedy and has been performing as part of the Seattle Theatresports ensemble in Pike Place Market for over a decade. Other recent stage credits include, Oliver! Much love to his husband, Larry for his love and support, Dan, Elizabeth, and Tristan, it has been a pleasure.

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Finally, thank you to Jen and Mark for this incredible opportunity. Elizabeth Posluns Choreographer could not be more excited to be a part of this wonderful production. Much gratitude to Mark and Jen for the opportunity. Love to Mom, Taylor and Laney Loo. What he finds is a fantastical land where the abstract concepts that seem so irrelevant at school are made both concrete and surreal: words are bought and sold in the marketplace, and numbers mined out of rocks.

Classic of the month: The Phantom Tollbooth

Conclusions is an island that's easy to jump to but hard to escape, eating subtraction stew just makes you hungrier, and to reach the Kingdom of Wisdom you must scale the Mountains of Ignorance. Milo's quest is to reconcile the rulers of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, who are warring over the importance of words versus numbers, and rescue the exiled princesses Rhyme and Reason: his journey, of course, is the road to enlightenment.

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He is accompanied on the way by Tock, an earnest watchdog who helps him not to squander our most precious resource, time, and the Humbug, a pompous giant insect who provides light relief and an example of the dangers of lazy thinking. Their journey is punctuated by meetings with other extraordinary characters, such as the floating Alex Bings, who was born in the air and is growing down: he scoffs at the human system of growing upwards and not knowing where you'll stop until you get there "Why, when you're 15 things won't look at all the way they did when you were 10, and at 20 everything will change again".

Or meet the Soundkeeper, who soliloquises on the many different kinds of silence:.

Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause in a roomful of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're all alone in the whole house?

Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful, if you listen carefully. It's typical of Juster's insistence on considering things from all angles that he follows this beautiful and stirring speech with Milo's wry thought: "For someone who loves silence, she certainly talks a great deal.

And then there's Chroma, who conducts the colours of the sunset; the Dynne, who loves noise; the Terrible Trivium - literally a "monster of habit" - who chillingly promises that "if you only do the easy and useless jobs, you'll never have to worry about the important ones which are so difficult," along with scores of others, all remarkable, witty and surprising. Published in , The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland; like Carroll's classic, it preaches reason through oddity, exalting rationality while letting the imagination run riot.