FSCC Free Children's Theatre Camp Returns

What happens when “Mean Girls” meets a classic Disney fairy tale? Well, you get something like D.M. Larson’s “Beauty IS a Beast,” an original twist on the age-old story of what constitutes real beauty.

The play, a parable in six scenes, will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center as the culminating event of a four-week children’s summer theater camp, conducted by FSCC theater director Allen Twitchell with assistance from FSCC students and staff.

The camp is free to all area youth ages 6 to 17 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday beginning with introductions and auditions July 9. Roles are available for 15 to 55 young actors.

The script is available to read at www.freedrama.net/beauty.

Enrollment is open by attending the first day of camp July 9. Late enrollees also will be accepted the first week of camp only.

In addition to rehearsing the play, camp participants receive instruction in theater basics and the chance to engage in theater exercises.

Campers are encouraged to bring snacks and indoor activities for a 15- to 20-minute break time each session.

For more information, contact Allen Twitchell by phone at (620) 218-2147 or by email at allent@fortscott.edu.