Movie Review : Radford University 's Production Of Junie B. Essay

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Introduction
I saw Radford University’s production of Junie B. in Jingle bells, Batman smells on Saturday, December 3rd. Junie B. was a popular children’s book by Barbara Parks. Her books have sold over 60 million copies in North America alone and the series was on the New York Times bestseller list for 180 weeks. Parks passed away on Friday, November 15th, 2013. This play was adapted from Park’s 25th book by Allison Gregory and was debuted on November 15th, 2009 and ran until December 27, 2009. Gregory is an American playwright and theatre collaborator. In Gregory’s biography, it states that her plays have been produced all around the country and has “received commissions, grants, and development from [ such places as] Oregon Shakespeare festival, south coast repertory, the Kennedy Center’ and many more. She has received many awards such as the Julie Harris playwriting award, The Garland and Dramalouge award, and the Seattle Tomes Best New Play Award. Some of her notable mature plays include, Fall of Night, Burning Bridget Cleary, and Not Medea. She also has a line plays for young audiences that includes shows such as Peter and the Wolf, Even Steven goes to war, and Go Dog. Go!
The Play
Other than a small part of the play, the story is linear in terms of timelines. The only deviation of the time lines is a flash back Junie b. has to October for their Christopher Columbus day play. For this whole scene, it is a memory that Junie B. must show why she is so terrified in…

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