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Kids Doing Shakespeare? You Bet!

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My kid? Shakespeare?  Why not.  Romeo and Juliet is about two teens from different families who fall in love against their parents’ wishes.  Sounds like every middle school or high school tragedy, doesn’t it?  This summer, you can send your kid to camp where they’ll have fun acting, and gain a little culture and self-esteem along the way.

GreenStage’s educational programs support successful learning and include summer shows for ages 8-17. The theatre camps take students on a personal journey through the world of Shakespeare, and make it their own. The kids’ natural imaginations will be embraced and nurtured as they are encouraged to focus and work as a team.  The camp is all about positive reinforcement and esteem building skills.  Camp instructors create supportive environments in the beauty of the Seattle area parks, where GreenStage has been performing shows for 22 years. Each week-long camp ends with a free performance (picnic recommended) in the parks for family and friends.

Camp prices range from $245 to $255 per week, and run weekdays between 9am and 2pm, and the last day of camp there’s a performance is at 1:00pm.  Here are a list of the plays running this summer:

The Tempest – July 18 – 22  | Volunteer Park  
Romeo and Juliet – July 25 – 29 | Volunteer Park
Comedy of Errors – August 1 – 5 | Lincoln Park, West Seattle
Hamlet – August 8 – 14 | Lincoln Park, West Seattle
Merry Wives of Windsor – July 11 – 16 | Magnuson Park Amphitheatre (in conjunction with Magnuson Park Community Center)

For more details, or to register your child, go to the website at http://www.greenstage.org/summercamp.

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