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NMSU theater department provides summer fun for children and teens

Children and teen-agers will be able to perform in a classic fairy tale and improvisational skits during the 19th annual New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Art's Children's Theater Workshop in June.

ary and middle school students from second to eighth grade can participate in the performance of "The Snow Queen," under the direction of Ruth Cantrell, NMSU theater department head. In search of her brother in a frozen territory in the North, Gerda encounters talking flowers, a yenta crow, a lady of lights, a frozen giant and the icy tempered snow queen.

Classes will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 7-25. The cost of the workshop is $125. A free public performance of "The Snow Queen" will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, in the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.

Middle school and high school students from ninth to 12th grade will be able to participate in "Improvisation," a workshop focusing on improvisational comedy that has become popular because of shows such as "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Tom Smith, NMSU theater professor, will teach the basics of comedy, creativity and improvisational skills.

Classes will be held from 1-4 p.m. June 14-18 in the Reader's Theatre of the NMSU Speech Building. The first class will meet in the lobby of the Hershel Zohn Theatre. The cost of the workshop is $100. A free public performance will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

For more information, payment information or to reserve a place in either workshop, call (505) 646-4517.