The Homecoming Players of Ithaca present Peter Shaffer's comedy "Lettice and Lovage"


Director George Sapio speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Homecoming Players’ presentation of Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer.  Shaffer is best known for his psychological dramas such as Equus and Amadeus, but Lettice and Lovage is a comedy that he wrote especially for Maggie Smith.  Lettice is a larger-than-life character whose flights of fancy displease the authorities.  But she has a way of making her enemies into co-conspirators. George Sapio: “The part is written for an actress of great talent and great dramtic reach…She’s actually a tour guide at the dullest house in England.”  

Performances are at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca.



Photograph Courtesy Anguskirk via Flickr

Number Partners of Ten

Your Kindergartener will learn to add to 10. Help him learn these number partners! Ten is a very important number. Finding the number partners that add to make 10 is a very important skill. In Kindergarten, your child will find the hidden number that makes ten.

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Easy instructions to make this counting tool at home! Having a rekenrek at home will help your child learn outside of school. Luckily, a rekenrek is simple to make! You will need a piece of cardboard, some yarn, and 20 large beads. An empty cereal box will work well as the cardboard.

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