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Sioux Falls Senior Living Community to Produce Fourth Annual Intergenerational Play

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (July 11, 2018) – The Inn on Westport is partnering for the fourth year with the internationally-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to host a one-week multi-generational summer theatre camp, July 23-28. This year’s play, “King Arthur’s Quest,” will have performances on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Casting for “King Arthur’s Quest” will include students from the community six years of age 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 in the arts. Participating in theatre helps to develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships.

WHEN

REGISTRATION FOR AUDITIONS
Monday, July 23
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

AUDITIONS
Monday, July 23
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

REHERSALS (media invited)
July 23 – 27
Session 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

PERFORMANCES (media invited)
Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.

“We are thrilled to partner once again with the Missoula Children’s Theatre to bring creativity, camaraderie, and interpersonal communication skills,” said Kyrsten Fokken, Executive Director at The Inn on Westport. “Not only are multiple generations coming together for a good cause, but often times we see long-lasting friendships being created. It’s truly remarkable to witness.”

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 Alzheimer’s Association.

Show Synopsis:
Conceived and Written by Michael McGill
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Watch the Damsels in Distress sound the warning of trouble. Witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the Ghost of Arthur’s father visits the castle. See the Giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the King when he makes friends with the terrible dragon. Listen in as Morgan le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the Knights and Squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot – Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven, and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises!

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