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Youth theatre stages Macbeth

Campers at the Young Peoples' Summer Theatre Intensive 2017 include back row: Audrey Lahammer, Carli Waddell, Kaylee Snider, Kylie Roth; middle row: Chloe Johnson, Riley Cory, Lucia Diaz, Cecelia Ostendorf, Aaron Freier, Robert Hoffman, Matthew Lu, Jack Staley, Eliot Scafe; front row: Derek Achen, Dan Rolen, Tessa Heineman, Graham Wheeler-Nelson. Photo courtesy of Helene Olson-Reed

Have you ever been to a classic Shakespeare Tale and you were able to throw confetti while watching it? If you haven't and even if you have, come and see "Macbeth."

Young People's Summer Theatre Intensive 2017 is putting on "Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Other Current Events" written by Nancy Linehan Charles.

Macbeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, warlocks, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theater frame.

This family-friendly play will take place Friday, Aug. 4 at Hobgoblin (920 Highway 19). The showtimes are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $1 for ages 5 and under.

The camp is run by Julie Martin and Helene Olson-Reed with Drew Pelehos as assistant. At the end of the two-week theater program, students put on a play for the public. In addition to acting in the performance, students learn and grow in their knowledge and experience of the many aspects of stage production. Students are responsible for the set design, costumes, props, backstage crew and publicity.

The students hope to see you at Hobgoblin Barn on Friday, Aug. 4. You will laugh at the show and marvel at the kids' acting abilities, cleverness of set and creative costumes and props.

And you might get to throw confetti!