4th & 5th Grade
CSRM Digital Interpretive Program
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What better way to learn about the history of the Eagle Theatre and the California Gold Rush than through melodrama? Gone With the Wind and the Rain and the Flood has an emotion-filled plot set in 1849 with good guys, villains, disaster—and finally—a hero to save the day!
Student volunteers play key roles in this interactive experience while the audience cheers for the hero and boos the villainous “River” who plots to flood and destroy California’s first theatre.
The Eagle Theatre interpretive program runs approximately one hour. Students enter the theatre at the 925 Front Street entrance in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, where a staff member checks in the group.
Inside the theatre, we choose 15 student-volunteers to participate in our production. The student-actors must be able to read their parts on props we give them. Outgoing students who can speak loudly are preferred. Docents help student actors learn their parts, while the remaining class members practice the audience-response portions of the melodrama.