Two Not-to-be-Missed Events of the Upcoming Variety!

November 17, 2011 | 826 Blog Post

Join us for two uniquely entertaining and educational events, won’t you?

1. Five Bowls of Oatmeal: The Return of Oatmeal

If there is one thing not to LOVE about this event, we can’t imagine what it might be. In fact, we found the whole fiasco so delightful last year that we started planning this year’s oatmealy mess before we’d even left the theater.

The concept is simple: 826michigan’s brilliant and wacky students write one-act plays. The only rule: Oatmeal must be included in some way, shape, or form. Professional adult actors perform the plays in front of a live audience, possibly with you in it.

Added bonuses, in case you needed them!:

  • Dave Eggers will be on hand this year, interviewing our young playwrights!
  • The props are hilarious and homemade!
  • One of the plays is called “Zombie on the Couch!”
  • You never know what’s going to happen!
  • Tickets are a STEAL at $7 for adults and $3 for kids!

So come! What else have you got going on?

Five Bowls of Oatmeal
Thursday, November 17, 7pm
Rackham Auditorium
915 East Washington Street
Tickets available at the door!

Hope to see you there for a magical night you’ll (probably) never forget!

2. American Teacher Premiere!

Then, next month, join us for what is shaping up to be a moving and educational evening. We are thrilled to host a preview screening of a brand-new documentary whose subject matter is very close to our hearts.

American Teacher — a feature-length documentary produced and directed by Academy-Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth; produced by Nínive Calegari and best-selling author (and our founder!) Dave Eggers; and narrated by Matt Damon — tells the stories of four teachers who live and work in disparate urban and rural areas of the country. By following these teachers as they reach different milestones in their careers, the film tells the deeper story of the teaching profession in America today. The film shows us the experience of these four young teachers as they recognize the importance of what they do, and how much they love what they do, but ask: Can I afford to continue to teach?

Compelling, moving, and incredibly timely, we hope you will join us for this very special screening, complete with very special guests, including one of the teachers featured in the film, as well as many of the teachers in our community whose classrooms 826michigan volunteers are working in every week.

American Teacher
Wednesday, December 14, 7pm
Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
Tickets, only $6, available at the door or by clicking here.

Hope to see you then as well!

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