Our students in grades 3-8 had the honor of viewing the world premiere of Where Words Once Were, a play at the Family Theater in the Kennedy Center. Set in an Orwellian future where citizens are only allowed to speak a specific list of 1,000 words, Where Words Once Were asked many important questions of our students. What do we lose in language? How do we communicate without words? What is the power that we have in language and vocabulary? The show left our students feeling empowered by the message and impressed with the quality of the performance. On the ride back to school, many students discussed the merit of the play and the awesome performances we witnessed! Where Words Once Were is playing until the end of November at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater.