Young Company was first developed by former Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education, Anita Maynard-Losh, to provide theatrical opportunities to young people in the world of Shakespeare performance. This endeavor took shape in the form of The Young Shakespeare Training Company. With the arrival of new Artistic Director, PJ Paparelli, and Director of Education, David Charles Goyette, Perseverance Theatre expanded the program to provide even further performance and training opportunities. In addition to Shakespeare in the Fall, young performers explored other classic writers from the world dramatic canon and develop their own work, hence the new moniker, Young Company.
Now under Artistic Director, Art Rotch, and Education Director Shona Strauser, Young Company is a six-week, after-school theatre program for youth ages 10-16, held twice a year.
Join us on the Perseverance Theatre Second Stage for Barbara Field’s adaptation of Gertrude Warner’s classic tale: The Boxcar Children. Performances are 7:30, November 15-16 and November 18-19, and at 2 pm Sunday, November 17.
Set in the Great Depression, The Boxcar Children follows the story of the newly orphaned Alden children who take matters into their own hands. The children are in fear of getting separated from each other, so they travel around Illinois by themselves. They stumble upon a boxcar, and decided to set up house. In the meantime, police, a doctor, a social worker, and a grandfather search for their whereabouts.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and will be available at the door.
For more information about Young Company or any of our other education programs, contact Shona Strauser at 907.364.2421 x232, or email@example.com.
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For more information about Young Company, contact Shona Strauser at
907.364.2421 x232, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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