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Appleseed John


Play about growing up on the American frontier
Grade Levels:
3-8
Length:
90 minutes
Taping Rights:
Unlimited through August 2008
MARC Record:
Downloadable
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
See Below

This play by Stage One, Louisville’s Children's Theatre, is set during America’s westward expansion. The heroine is a young girl who longs to escape farm life. Instead of doing chores, she hides in the woods with her rag doll and her imagination. There she meets an American hero named John Chapman—better known as Appleseed John.

Appleseed John is a 2001 KET production. The teacher’s guide provides information on how to use the play to address the Big Ideas in the Kentucky Program of Studies and to enrich students’ viewing of a professional theatrical production. It can easily be viewed in segments for classroom use.

Program of Studies:
Drama/Theater: Structure in the Arts, Humanity in the Arts, Processes in the Arts, Interrelationships Among the Arts


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2012/13 Program Schedule

A lonely young girl living on the American frontier meets legendary apple tree planter John Chapman at a time when he is wondering how much he has really accomplished, and they develop a friendship that gives them both a renewed sense of pride and hope. A 2002 KET production of a performance by Louisville's Stage One family theater company.



Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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