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Youth theater to present 'Willows' play


Registration has opened for Lynn Canal Community Players’ Summer Youth Theater Conservatory.

The annual, theater day camp runs June 30 to July 20 at the Chilkat Center, culminating July 18-19 with a performance of “The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad,” a play adapted from the book, “The Wind in the Willows.”

“It’s going to be a fun play. There’s a lot of action, particularly with the weasels, stoats, and ferrets, which are the bad guys,” said Annette Smith of LCCP.

The program will be headed up by Dr. Stanley Coleman, a speech professor at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. An associate of former Haines drama teacher Dan Henry, Coleman holds a doctorate degree in theater and operated a children’s theater in Thibodaux, La. for four years, Smith said.

The daily program is open to youths ages 8-18 for full-day sessions; a half-day “playmaking” session is offered for youths ages 5-7.

Cathy Pashigian will lead the playmaking session. LCCP also is seeking to hire a full-time director’s assistant and a half-time playmaking assistant.

Registration forms are at Babbling Book and the Haines School. A preregistration discount is available until June 7. Some half-time scholarships are available. For more information, contact Smith at 766-2708.


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