By Randi Somers
Wrapping up the second Youth Theatre Skills Camp of the summer, nine performers ranging in age from 10-14, staged a series of scenes from various shows last weekend.
“Channel Surfing” showcased the newly trained actors, who learned from camp directors Casey Parrett and Alder Fletcher. Owen Duffy assisted in directing the show.
The final Pier One youth camp of the summer will be a production camp in August focusing on the play “Eurydice.”
There will be no performance at Pier One this weekend, due to the death of Lance Petersen’s mother, Jean McMaster.
According to Petersen, McMaster was actively involved in Pier One Theatre for a long time as a member of the Board of Trustees, and as choreographer for many productions.
A potluck/potlatch celebrating her life will be held this Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at her former studio, now Encore Dance Academy, at 110 Haller Street in Kenai.
The gathering is informal and guests are encouraged to bring food and refreshments, as well as sharing memories of McMasters’ illustrious life.
Petersen says the cast of the next play, Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana,” are happy for more time to rehearse and build sets.
That show will be performed weekends from July 6 through July 21, followed by Outrageous Jazz featuring notable Alaska jazz musicians July 27 and 28.
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