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Wright brothers make a stop at Bartlett library

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  • Mark Grimsich as Wilbur and David Korzatkowski as Orville Wright entertain the audience while reenacting their historic first flight at the Bartlett Public Library.

      Mark Grimsich as Wilbur and David Korzatkowski as Orville Wright entertain the audience while reenacting their historic first flight at the Bartlett Public Library.
    Courtesy of Bartlett Public Library District

  • The King sisters share a moment with Wilbur Wright and the historical flyer at the Barltett Public Library. Pictured, from left, are Face to Face Production's Mark Grimsich and Bartlett residents Aria, Rylee and Clarice King.

      The King sisters share a moment with Wilbur Wright and the historical flyer at the Barltett Public Library. Pictured, from left, are Face to Face Production's Mark Grimsich and Bartlett residents Aria, Rylee and Clarice King.
    Courtesy of Bartlett Public Library District

 
Submitted by Bartlett Public Library District

The Presidents Day holiday provided the perfect opportunity for a group of school-age children to be entertained when the Wright Brothers made a crash landing at the Bartlett Public Library.

The original musical "The Wright Stuff," a Face to Face theatrical production based on the life of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered a perspective on the Wright brothers' historical first flight.

Kids were entertained as Wilbur (Mark Grimsich) and Orville (David Korzatkowksi) accidentally crash landed at the Bartlett Public Library in the present day. Realizing the audience knew little about their experience, the brothers shared, through song and dance, how they made improvements to a sled, bicycle and bike.

Through continued research and problem solving, their curiosity and invention led them to discover how a motor and propeller could actually get a plane off the ground.

The brothers then transformed the set of the musical into the first Wright flyer while entertaining their audience as Orville reenacted his first historical flight before their eyes.

The Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road, provides programs and services to meet the needs of the community. For information and a complete listing of scheduled programs, call (630) 837-2855 or visit www.bartlettlibrary.org.

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