Helen in the Classroom

"For the past decade Helen has been taught in 10,000 high school classrooms across the country ("Elements of Literature: Third Course"), so there is a whole generation, literally thousands of young adults who grew up with Helen."

            ~Wendi Kaufman, Author, "Helen on 86th St."

I completely failed to mention a very obvious and important target audience for this musical in my last post.  Let me share some of their google searches with you (verbatim):

"What is the tone of which the author writes in the story helen on 86th st."

"What is the same in the two stories initiation and helon on 86th st."

"setting of helen on 86th st."

"vita losses helen"

"helen on 86th st. why does vita want to be helen"

"what does vita feel about her father in helen on 86th st."

"helen on 86th st. theme"

"what are the 3 wishes in helen on 86th st." (2 people)

And my personal favorite:

"hellen of 86th st. what does it mean???"

Based on the stream of google searches like the one above, it looks like we've already got a pretty solid built-in audience.  Because, to reiterate what I quoted at the top:

"For the past decade Helen has been taught in 10,000 high school classrooms across the country ("Elements of Literature: Third Course"), so there is a whole generation, literally thousands of young adults who grew up with Helen."

My condolences to all the high school students who put off writing their Helen on 86th St./Odyssey comparison papers until the last minute and rather than finding out "what does it mean???" landed here.

But, then again, maybe my site helped them with that answer.  And if it didn't, there's always this.