MISSOULA, Mont. (May 31, 2017) – The Village Senior Residence is partnering for the second year with Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to host a one-week multi-generational summer theatre camp, June 19-23. This year’s play, “Gulliver’s Travels,” will have performances on Fri., June 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Sat., June 24, at 3:00 p.m.
Casting for “Gulliver’s Travels” will include school age students from the community entering first grade through 12th grade and senior residents from The Village Senior Residence. Together, The Village Senior Residence and Missoula Children’s Theatre will transcend cultural barriers between the young and young at heart by actively engaging them in the arts. Participating in theatre helps to develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships.
AUDITIONS (media not invited)
Mon., June 19, 1- 3:00 p.m.
REHEARSALS (media invited)
Mon., June 19, 3:15-5:15 p.m.
Tues. – Fri., June 20-23, 1:00-5:15 p.m.
PERFORMANCES (media invited)
Fri., June 23, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., June 24, 3:00 p.m.
“We are excited to join forces with Missoula Children’s Theatre for this special event,” said Kathryn Beaty, executive director at The Village Senior Residence. “Our senior residents and the children in the community are really looking forward to the performance. We see that both generations benefit from the interaction, and the children develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships with our residents.”
The intergenerational summer theatre camp experience is being made possible by The Village Senior Residence’s Ages Enwtined program, which helps bring generations together to create meaningful interactions, and offers opportunities for sharing wisdom, mentoring and socializing.
Tickets: Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Show Synopsis: With his ship wrecked and his trusty computer JCN on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space with nothing but an Invisible Force to guide him! While transporting from world to world, under the control of the Maniacal Scientist of Lapunta, Gulliver discovers fighting aliens, arrogant Horse Leaders of the foolish Yahoos, larger than-life royalty (in more ways than one) and robots – all who need just as much help from Gulliver as Gulliver needs from them! Tune in as this sci-fi spin of the timeless tale of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will takes you out-of-this world!