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NMSU Theater Arts presents Children's Theatre Workshop

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts will present an afterschool program for youth in first through eighth grades beginning Sept. 12.

The Children's Theatre Workshop, which is in its 27th year, has garnered recognition as one of the best children's theater programs in the Southwest. The workshop provides participants with the opportunity to explore, create, act and develop skills in theatrical production, communication, collaboration and imagination.

Children in first through third grade will learn about and perform a production based on "Greek Myths and Fables." Students in fourth through eighth grade will participate in "Comedy Throughout the Ages."

Both productions will be directed by NMSU Professor Ruth Cantrell.

"CTW is one of the most important things we offer in the community," said Tom Smith, NMSU Theatre Arts department head. "It offers a creative outlet to youth, while teaching life skills that extend well beyond the production."

CTW for first through third-graders runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Monday from Sept. 12 to April 30. The workshop for fourth through eighth-graders runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Sept. 14 to May 2.

The cost of each workshop is $300 to $320, which may be broken down into payments.

Registration forms are available at the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office or at http://theatre.nmsu.edu/nmsu/CTW.pdf.