The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s annual summer youth production is set to hit the stage.
It’ll Be Fun, I Promise! features a cast of 30 local youth actors between the ages of 6 and 18.
The play is the sixth annual summer production staged by the guild using only youth actors.
This year’s show is directed by Peggy Raftis and Megan Raftis. It’s also the fifth play written by Megan specifically for the GWTG youth production.
The program allows young actors and actresses to learn about stagecraft and experience the thrill of live theatre. The goal is to provide a theatrical experience for as many as possible.
This year’s play is a two-parter, opening with a comedy about the unscheduled antics of a group of kids at summer camp, morphing around the campfire into a gothic ghost story featuring the teenage actors in the cast.
“We decided to try something a little different this year, letting the various age groups work together at their own levels,” said Megan.
While the main goal is creating a play that’s fun for young people to be involved in, Megan says the show will appeal to audiences of all ages.
In addition to giving young actors the chance to shine on stage, the youth company shows also provide an opportunity for parents or grandparents to introduce children to theatre by bringing them to the production.
It’ll Be Fun, I Promise! runs July 24 and 25 at 7:30pm and July 26 at 2pm at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre.
Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
Call 519-338-3681 for information or go to greywellingtontheatre.com.