Young Actors Spin a Twist to a Shakespeare Masterpiece

A group of young stars is set to make a name for themselves in the world of theatre.

Taking place at Rideau District High School this Saturday is the group’s new puppet interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.

The Rideau Lakes and Islands Theatre School brings in kids 10 to 14 years of age from all across the Rideau lakes and Thousand Islands area. The school was founded by its current director, Rachel Marks, in 2009. During the same year, she started a small theatre group composed of 5 children. Before celebrating its anniversary, the group had grown twice in number.

The group will perform their year-end show this Saturday titled ‘The Dream,’ for one performance only. The program kicks off at 4:30 in the afternoon. The 40-minute play is a special adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ only this time, the production will feature a lot of masks, puppetry, and performances by kids aged 9 to 14.

Marks says that the group has been working extra hard to put up a special performance they hope the audience will like. They’ve been really busy working on their puppets and other props, something which Marks is very excited to on stage.

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