Arkansas State University-Beebe Star Children’s Theater will be held July 14 through Aug. 8, Monday through Thursday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus.
Many have heard about the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. They usually think of his plays as hard to understand, humorless and dull. Shakespeare Junior will instead transform “Macbeth” into a varied, fast-paced and exciting adventure.
The four-week summer camp is designed for children ages 10 to 16 years old, whether a first-time or seasoned performer. Members of Shakespeare Junior will participate in daily classes under the direction of the ASU-Beebe education staff.
The focus of Shakespeare Junior is for participants to gain experience in all aspects of theatre, such as constructing set pieces, making costumes, and preparing individual parts for presentation. The acting camp may also increase a child’s vocabulary, as well as improve acting skills.
Participants are encouraged to sign up early, since the play is limited to 16 students. Registration will be held through July 14, with a $50 fee due at sign-up. An emergency release form will be required for all applicants. To register, visit the ASU-Beebe Business Office, located in the State Hall Building.
A final performance for family and friends will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Owen Center Theater. For details, contact Sandra Williams, instructor of speech and theater, at (501) 882-4493 or email .