STEAM and Barter Theater Players
A Huge Success 

Thanks to everyone in the schools and the Elkin community for their support of the first Barter Theater Players production to be held in Dixon Auditorium. Elkin Elementary students in Grades 1-3 were thoroughly entertained by the production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” in an afternoon matinee on Friday.  Friday night, an estimated 500 attendees were mesmerized by the Barter Theater Players’ production of “Anne of Green Gables” based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  A story of an orphaned child who is adopted by a brother and sister, the Barter Theater Players brought life and meaning to the terms acceptance, friendship and family.  The six members of the Barter Theater Players met and interacted with the audience after the Friday night production and offered various photo opportunities.   

A special “thank you” for some of our local businesses who offered a 10% discount for dinner prior to the Friday night production.  Dinner and a Theater sponsors included: Mazzini’s Italian Restaurant, Heaven Scent, Speedy Chef, Harry’s Place and 222 Public House.  Also a special thanks to ECS music directors Mrs. Tonya Smith and Mr. Alex Powell for coordinating numerous high school and middle school band and choral performers who entertained the audience prior to Friday night’s theater production.  

The “arts” play a vital role in the STEAM infused educational opportunities for all students in the Elkin City Schools.  The Barter Theater Players and professional theatrical productions bring life to our curriculum and an awareness to potential careers for our students in Elkin City Schools.

Elkin City Schools is making plans for bringing the Barter Theater back in 2016.  Feel free to contact Elkin City Schools if you would like more information on STEAM and its impact on preparing all students for college and careers.  Or you may choose to visit us at our website:http://web.elkin.k12.nc.us/


Elkin City Schools

202 West Spring Street
Elkin, NC 28621