|Forward to the Past – Finale – 1989|
Do you remember Forward to the Past: Historical Hysterical Follies of Brooklyn Friends School? That was the 1989 musical about BFS – written and produced by BFS community members who also starred in the production. Forward to the Past was about an alien named T.E. from the far-distant future. T.E. was a budding cultural anthropologist visiting the planet Earth in the great search for “friendly” peoples. The actual site of T.E.’s visit just happened to be 375 Pearl Street in Brooklyn where he stumbled upon a trunk of memorabilia and shared its contents with his superiors in outer space. They learned a bit of Brooklyn Friends School’s history and learned it has always been a friendly place. This rainy Thursday, let’s look at the finale of Forward to the Past which features our first principal Mary Haviland leading the cast in song.