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Lakeside Players to hold free theater camp

LAKEVILLE, NY — The Lakeside Players is holding its free annual theater camp for the 15th year. Camp will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday from July 15 to 19 and July 22 to 26, at the Lakeville Community Hall located on Route 590 between the firehouse and the United Methodist Church. The camp is open to all children, ages 9 to 13, including those who have never set foot on a stage.

The camp will be led by Roxan Schwartz and Veronica Deisler, both veteran Lakeside actresses. Children will play theater games and rehearse scenes as they learn the basics of acting. Children who are interested in working behind the scenes with lights, sound or costumes will also have an opportunity to learn and play.

This year’s camp play, written by Deisler, is called “The Time Machine Caper.” Oliver builds a time machine to travel into the future, but his travels go wrong and he encounters people from other dimensions, including fictional characters from books and movies.

Why hold a free camp? “It’s Lakeside’s gift to the community for all its support,” said Tony Schwartz, co-founder of the 20-year-old theater company. “We’re also grateful to Lakeville United Methodist Church for giving us use of the hall for free for two weeks every summer,” he added.

For more information about the camp and to register, call 570/947-3349.


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