This has been a unique experience for The Ancient One because he joined the cast late and has had a much shorter rehearsal schedule than usual. But the pieces are really coming together and it should be a very powerful experience for audience members. Much of Grandpa's "stage time" is delivered via video as this production integrates on stage performance (an ensemble of 11 actors), dance (6 students from the San Pedro City Ballet), and video.
The themes of the of the production focus on bullying and the too often seen types of violence occurring in our schools in recent years An interesting article was posted earlier this week at http://www.theunderdogforkids.blogspot.com/. A lot of difficult questions are raised by the performance. None of them are answered. The production's success will be measured by how well it gets audience members thinking about solutions to these major issues within our schools.