Did your history classes feel a lot like the Charlie Brown teacher talking when you were in school?
A group of actors with Interactive Theater have spiced up history by putting it into an interactive play called "Meet the U.S. Presidents."
"The play starts before we even have a president and then we take our history from George
Washington all the way to today," explained Robb Brunson the Executive Artistic Director of Interactive Theater.
The cast of four actors teach students about the 44 presidents and pack in more than 200 years of history, all within an hour.
"One reason we're doing this play is that it's election season," said Brunson. "We tell the students after the play, 'you've seen history, now it's your turn to make history.'"
It makes history lessons less of a headache for teachers like Renee Lodolce who home schools her 12-year-ols son Truitt. "We're studying about the presidents this year so this would be perfect for school," she said.
Brunson added, "If anything they'll understand what their teachers are talking about a little bit better because they've seen it happen. They've experience it by watching it in a play."
It's also a perfect way to remember the countries not so distant history on the 11th Anniversary of 9/11.
"He was one when it happened," Lodolce sid of her son, "so he's been learning about it as history versus it's actual life for me. It's interesting how the children reflect back on it."
Dreak Pooler is the father of three young daughters who all went to see the play. "Along with the 9/11 Anniversary going on, it's just something that we can all cherish and embrace and come together as a nation," he said.
This is possibly the only place that can take something like the Electoral College and have everyone break out in laughter and applause.