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Sioux Falls Senior Living Community to Produce Third Annual Intergenerational Play

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (July 21, 2017) – The Inn on Westport is partnering for the third annual year with the internationally-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to host a one-week multi-generational summer theatre camp, July 24-31. This year’s play, “Treasure Island,” will have performances on Fri., July 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Sat., July 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Casting for “Treasure Island” will include school age students from the community entering ages six and older, as well as senior residents from The Inn on Westport. Together, The Inn on Westport and Missoula Children’s Theatre will transcend cultural barriers between the young and young at heart by actively engaging them in the arts. Participating in theatre helps to develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships.

When

REGISTRATION FOR AUDITIONS
Mon., July 24, 12:30 p.m.

AUDITIONS

Mon., July 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

REHEARSALS

Mon., July 24, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Tues. – Fri., July 25 – 28, 1:00 – 3:00 and 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

PERFORMANCES

Fri., July 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Sat., July 29 at 2:00 p.m.

“We are excited to join forces again with Missoula Children’s Theatre for this special experience,” said Kyrsten Fokken, executive director at The Inn on Westport. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen that both generations really benefit from creating new relationships with each other.”

The intergenerational summer theatre camp experience is being made possible by The Inn on Westport’s Ages Entwined program, which helps bring generations together to create meaningful interactions, and offers opportunities for sharing wisdom, mentoring and socializing.

Tickets: Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the South Dakota Parkinson’s Foundation.

Show Synopsis: Treasure Island is an original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel. Young Jim Hawkins, a mischievous lad, lives with his mother and six sisters in a seaside village on the coast of Maine. The year is 1782 and the American War for Revolution is in its last days. Longing for adventure, Jim comes under the hypnotic spell of the legendary pirate, Long John Silver. While waiting tables in the family Inn, Jim finds a treasure map and, with the villainous Silver as his seeming mentor, sails uncharted seas with only the ragged map and a flock of Gulls as guides. Always up for adventure, Jim’s Ruffian friends say farewell to their Village parents and serve as cabin boys for Silver and his band of hilarious (although unsavory) Pirate types. Once on the island, nights are sleepless as true colors are revealed in our hero’s quest for the proverbial happy ending. Then – at last – the treasure is found and hand in hand we’re homeward bound.

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