Feuding families, teenagers in love, fearsome swordfights, a well-meaning clergyman, a nurse who thinks she knows everything, and some of the most beautiful poetry in world literature: Logan Youth Shakespeare (LYS) is now accepting registration for their seven-week summer program, a full-length production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The program, open to kids from 8-18 years of age, kicks off with an introductory session on Monday, May 10th, 5-8 pm at the Thatcher Young Mansion (35 W. 100 S. in Logan), just behind the Eccles Theater. There will be a second Monday session on May 17th in which registrants will read parts and explore different roles. Rehearsals begin June 21st and continue through the summer, Monday through Friday, culminating in performances the week of August 9th.
There are no auditions at LYS. Everyone who registers performs. All actors work behind the scenes as stage, costume, or tech crew, and help direct one another in rehearsals. In this fun, energetic, and non-competitive environment, kids discover they can do what most adults would never attempt—understand and perform uncut Shakespeare.
Tuition for the intensive summer program is $350. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Actors who wish to participate in Romeo and Juliet must register by May 17th. Contact Mary Jackson-Smith at 760-1061 firstname.lastname@example.org for information about LYS, Romeo and Juliet, our upcoming performance of Twelfth Night, or our fall play, Macbeth. For registration forms and details about the program, check us out on the Cache Valley Center for the Arts website, www.centerforthearts.us