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Pine Theater Camp to perform “Circus Olympus”

A new adventure is about to launch for Pine City students this summer as the Heritage Players, Pine County 4-H and Community Education are teaming up to host the very first Pine Theater Camp experience for students.  

“The idea for a summer camp has been on a ‘wish list’ of future growth opportunities for the Heritage Players for about five years,” says board member Becky Schueller.  “With the addition of new board members this past year we were able to brainstorm further and explore a much needed partnership to bring the idea across the finish line.”

Youth who have completed grades 5-8 will meet eight times over the course of two weeks to audition, rehearse, and perform excerpts from Circus Olympus. They will also learn about important theater skills including set construction and painting techniques, character development, and costuming.

Participant Evan Olson joined camp this summer because of previous experience in theater. “I think it’ll be a fun experience and good practice to learn a show in a short period of time,” he said.  Another participant, Luke Mangan, added he thinks camp will be “good experience in character development.”

The public is invited to attend a one-night only event at the Pine City High School Auditorium on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are not required for this performance, but a free-will donation will be accepted to support the camp.