GILBERT, S.C. — Tim Sonefelt recently entertained Gilbert Middle School students by presenting his “Shadowy Stories from Acclaimed Authors” program in which Sonefelt uses drama, storytelling and magic to promote reading, especially the reading of celebrated literature and plays.
During the program, Sonefelt featured the “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” by Agatha Christie, “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” by H.P. Lovecraft, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving and “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas. The GMS Learning Commons and PTA arranged for Sonefelt to perform the program for the entire student body at GMS in order to encourage students to read books and plays, and embrace the school’s reading culture.
Photograph caption: During his dramatization of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, Tim Sonefelt, (right), received help from GMS Student Lillie Hester, (left), and other students in the audience to get the magical poppet to stand up during Sonefelt’s “Shadowy Stories from Acclaimed Authors” program.