What: YOUTHfest short play festival
Where: Eagle Eye Theatre (Squamish)
When: March 17-18, 7 p.m.
YOUTHfest (formerly KIDSfest) is a family event with a focus on developing young talent for the stage by casting new actors alongside more seasoned actors. More than 50 actors are taking part in this years event.
YOUTHfest 2005 is produced by Adriane Polo, a Squamish-based arts impresario and filmmaker whose recent credits include the Christmas musical production The Sound of Music and the Sea To Sky Film Festival. All six plays will be presented on both nights with live music in the interludes.
Plays on this years roster include:
The Right Knight for Rosie a tale of a funky princess and her not-so-typical suitor.
Katies Toy Chest about toys come to life .
Strawberry Daydreams a girl proves she is not as inconsequential as everyone thinks.
Spooks On Strike a tale about ghosts walking off the job.
Polly Pureheart Prevails a comedy about superheroes.
The Case of the Blue and Red Hats a mystery that tests Sherlock Holmess and Dr. Watsons wits.
Tickets for YOUTHfest are $8 for adults, $6 for youth, and are available in advance from Highlands Video and Mostly Books in Squamish. For more information call 604-898-5930.