Children find adventure while in Bookworld

Families of the Comox Valley, don’t lose out on the chance to see a delightful summer theatre event July 21 to 23 at the Comox Valley Christian School (formerly Comox Elementary School) on Rodello Street in Comox.

STUDENTS OF THE TheatreWorks SummerStage 2011 program are ready to entertain Valley audiences with their delightful production of Once Upon A Time on July 21 to 23.

STUDENTS OF THE TheatreWorks SummerStage 2011 program are ready to entertain Valley audiences with their delightful production of Once Upon A Time on July 21 to 23.

Families of the Comox Valley, don’t lose out on the chance to see a delightful summer theatre event July 21 to 23 at the Comox Valley Christian School (formerly Comox Elementary School) on Rodello Street in Comox.

TheatreWorks Centre for the Performing Arts will showcase the production Once Upon A Time, an original play written for the junior program by Kymme Patrick, founder of the community theatre group.

This funny and original play about four children who get sucked into Bookworld. With the help of many well-known characters from stories old and new, they manage to thwart the evil plans of the villains, Count Olaf and the Ice Queen.

Many familiar characters from stories old and new have been part of the fun-filled activities in the Junior Program and the children involved are excited with the prospect of bringing them to life onstage for audiences.

“Each child involved has been stepping into the shoes of characters from stories such as The Wizard of Oz, Pippi Longstocking, Pirates of the Caribbean and Lemony Snickett’s, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, to name just a few,” says Patrick.

“Of course, as with all good stories, there will be a force to be reckoned with and in doing so the young actors will have the fun of saving their characters from being erased forever from Bookworld.”

Performances for Once Upon A Time will be Thursday, July 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee final performance at 1 p.m. on July 23.

Tickets are available at Laughing Oyster Books (Courtenay) and Videos ‘n More (Comox) as well as at the CV Christian school during rehearsal sessions.

— TheatreWorks Centre for the Performing Arts

 

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