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May 21, 2013

ACT II takes applications for drama camp

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Ada Community Theatre (ACT II) is now taking applications for its summer Youth Drama Camp. The production will be “Montgomery Mansion”, a comical musical written by Vickie Reifsnider, Darice Strickland and Rudy Lupinski.  The camp receives funding assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

The Drama Camp begins May 28 when the campers travel to Tishomingo and stay at the Pennington Lodge for two weeks.  However, they will come home for the weekend.

During this time, they will learn characterization and the blocking, while participating in many events such as a road rally, scavenger hunt, photography contest, talent show, and hosting an annual fish fry for the parents that is sponsored by the Southern Oklahoma Guide Service.

On June 10-12 additional rehearsals will be at ECU’s Dorothy I. Summers Theater from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Performances for the general public are June 13-15 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door: seniors/students $6 and adults $8.

The story is set inside the mansion of Jacob Montgomery.  It is haunted by more than ghosts.  When three bag ladies decide to find refuge, jewel thieves trespass to make a diamond exchange, and a reality television show host holds a contest inviting The Eye Spy Society.  Also, a group of amateur paranormal researchers, and a dance team to stay one full night inside the mansion.

The ghosts have lost the key to the box that holds Montgomery’s evil soul inside, and the three bag ladies accidentally let him out, mistaking him for a genie.  The diamonds have disappeared and the jewel thieves find a little more excitement than they bargained for.  The twists and turns keep everyone on their toes as Montgomery sets out to get revenge.

This camp is for children of all ages.  The tuition fee is $300 which includes meals and lodging.  However, the parents or legal guardian(s) must provide costuming.  If you are interested in sending your child to drama camp contact Vickie Reifsnider (580) 421-5122 or Rudy Lupinski (580) 272-7234.

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