Ucluelet to host children’s theatre production of ‘King Arthur’s Quest’

Two performances scheduled for Saturday, April 28 (3p.m. and 7p.m.).

Local kids rehearse on the Ucluelet main stage for Saturday’s performance of King Arthur’s Quest. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Local kids rehearse on the Ucluelet main stage for Saturday’s performance of King Arthur’s Quest. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

On Saturday, April 28, the Pacific Rim Arts Society proudly presents King Arthur’s Quest at the Ucluelet Community Centre. Performance shows are scheduled for 3p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-18, and free for kids under five.

The live theatre is the 26th annual installment in partnership with the Missoula Children’s Theatre production company.

About 48 roles have been cast, featuring local talent from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Alex Heminger will play King Arthur. Lilly Wickham will star as queen Guinevere. Maxtin Lengyel will take on the role of Sir Lancelot.

Event co-ordinator Suzanne Ryles said folks should come out to support the local Pacific Rim Arts Society and of course, to support the local kids that have been rehearsing all week. She said some of the older cast members have rehearsed every day this week from 4 to 8:30p.m.

“[The show] is just an hour. Just come out and enjoy the kids. They worked really, really hard and some families have been doing it for many years. It’s a good thing,” said Ryles.

Missoula Children’s Theatre hosts drama camps and performances all over the world.

Ryles said Missoula drama instructors Chris and Katie travelled to Ucluelet with a red truck carrying everything they need for the performance.

“The props, the lights, all the costumes, everything. It all comes in that truck.”

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