With a new play lined up, local children’s author Shan McFadden is gearing up for another season of play with local adults and children who will bring his most recent piece, entitled “Tabitha and the Almost Impossible Quest” to life during the 2017 March break.
Like last year’s play, “The Princess and the Plumber”, this new production has a fairy tale quality, and is populated by mythical creatures in an imaginary land with a young girl. Her quest is to rise to the challenge of saving her village from the selfish and materialistic intentions of a potential emperor with plans to decimate her village for his own ends. Like McFadden’s previous work, this production will incorporate music, laughter and adventure, with life lessons and happy endings to keep the message positive and encouraging. The new play builds on his them of encouraging young people to assume leadership roles to help build a better world- in short, he seeks to empower them, but makes sure they are having loads of fun along the way.
Many performers have already signed up for the next edition of Fun Folk, but the group is still accepting new recruits.
They are inviting children aged 5 to 17 to join in the production, and no experience is required. They would also love to find volunteers with creative or organization skills who could help with set and costume design, publicity or help during rehearsals with line memorization and general crowd control!
Rehearsals take place Monday evenings, with the first official rehearsal scheduled for November 14th. These weekly events are full of goofiness and giggles, so bring a child-like sense of humour and prepare to have some fun. Along the way, participants develop poise and confidence as they develop their ability to work with teams, bring a creative idea to life. In the public performances during March break, they have the opportunity to demonstrate their stage presence and bathe in the spotlight of the standing ovations that commonly accompany these sold-out performances. KG
If you or a child you know might be interested in participating in this group,
please contact Jackie Franco for more information at (705) 932-2313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.