An Alien in Elementary School

When a mysterious asteroid lands in their town, a group of elementary school students suspect that their new classmate just might be a space alien.

*Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre's Junior Players Program in Atlanta, GA*
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An Alien in Elementary School

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  • Emily Hageman:
    28 Jun. 2018
    An absolute delight from page one on. This is a perfect play for upper elementary--and it would be a delight to perform with some adults in the cast as well! Each kid has their own personality, Zella is absolutely precious and hilarious, the adult characters are silly and well-meaning, but beneath the surface of this incredibly sweet, lovable play is an important message that Guyton clearly believes strongly in. Why shouldn't we love and protect those who are different than us? Guyton has written this TYA play tenderly. It is funny and accesible, but also important. Highly recommended.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    24 Apr. 2018
    Combining humor and themes on immigration, AN ALIEN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is absolutely precious, hysterical, and so important. Guyton underscores what so many in the younger generation already understand: that hospitality and safe-haven are some of the things that truly make America great, whether the immigrants come from Australia, Sweden, or another solar system. A terrific play for a large cast of kids; and though this is a TYA piece, children and adults alike will get a lot from this smart, funny play.

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Alliance Theatre's Junior Players Program in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Lionheart Theatre in Norcross, GA
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Alliance Theatre's Junior Players Program in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2017