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New Mexico State University offers 18th year of Children's Theatre Workshop

Children in grades one through seven will have the opportunity to stretch their imaginations as New Mexico State University offers the Children's Theatre Workshop for the 18th year under the direction of Ruth Cantrell.

kshop runs from the week of Sept. 10 through the week of May 13, and offers two classes.

The first class, entitled "Animal Tales," is available to students in first through third grade. It will be held Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

"It welcomes students to the world of animals," said Cantrell, theater arts department head. "Stories are from all over the world and include short tales, long tales and even a few tattle tales from our four legged and winged friends of the animal kingdom."

The second class is entitled "Roman Around," and is offered Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to students in fourth through seventh grade. Cantrell said the class explores life in ancient Rome with an comic twist. "The children will learn about historical figures like Julius Caesar and maybe even create their own hysterical character like Julius Caesar Salad."

The grande finale to the class will be the children's performances of original plays in May at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the New Mexico State campus.

"The Children's Theatre Workshop offers children the opportunity to learn about other cultures as well as their own creative process," Cantrell said. "The culmination of the children's work is seen in the original productions written and performed by the students in May."

Registration is available now. Class fees are $30 per month. For more information, call the Children's Theatre Workshop at (505) 646-4517.