*** See "Fly Like a Bumblebee" LIVE ***
February 25 and 26, March 4 and 5.
Van Horn High School will present "Fly Like a Bumblebee," Memoirs of a blind magician. This prize-winning full length play was written by R W Klamm, the blind magician who also taught speech and drama for 20 years at the school.
"Fly Like A Bumblebee" is a true story of growing up blind, and not even knowing it. No one knew that Bobby Bill was nearly blind until he was eight years old. He just kept on bumbling along. Then someone gave him glasses, and he graduated to being only a little bit (legally) blind. Bumblebee is a humorous and heart-warming story of a kid struggling against the odds to make a success of teaching high school, working in radio-TV, and becoming a performing magician despite his blindness. It was not until he discovered magic that he found a way to keep on flying through his shadow-world of near blindness.
The play follows the story line of the book by the same name, both written by R W (Bobby Bill) Klamm. The book has received two national awards, been recorded by Library of Congress Talking Books, and been made into a Braille book.
The play is filled with humor so delightful that at rehearsals of the premiere reading, even the seasoned Equity actors burst into frequent rounds of spontaneous laughter. Likewise, Those more emotional parts of the play actually prompted tears among several of the cast.
A unique feature of the play is the way it draws the audience directly into the action, even to the point of inviting some audience members onto the stage to help with a magical demonstration.
Fly Like a Bumblebee will be presented as a play at Van Horn High School in Independence MO Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, March 4 and 5. The show on February 26 will be 4:00 PM. The other shows start at 7:00 PM. $5 for students and $7 for community members.
Directions to Van Horn: 1109 Arlington I 435, Exit 60 (Truman Road), East one mile to Arlington/Winner Road.
FLY LIKE A BUMBLEBEE
Memoirs Of A Blind Magician
Join this magician behind the scenes as he uses magic to keep flying through his confusing shadow-world of near blindness.
Fly Like A Bumblebee full-length stage play
In manuscript form. For advanced groups.
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COMEDY-INSPIRATIONAL MAGIC SHOW
Features Fly Like A Bumblebee
Program lengths adjustable, 15 minutes to 1 hour including discussion on blindness.
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Pearls Of Wisdom From The Klamm
True Stories; funny fables; fractured fairy tales and humorous parables, all little gems of wisdom to help you with your little gems of joy.
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