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Missoula Senior Living Community to Produce Third Annual Intergenerational Play

MISSOULA, Mont. (August 3, 2018) – The Village Senior Residence is partnering for the third year with the internationally-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to host a one-week multi-generational summer theatre camp, August 20-25. This year’s play, “King Arthur’s Quest,” will have performances on Friday, August 24, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.

Casting for “King Arthur’s Quest” will include students from the community six years of age and older, as well as senior residents from The Village Senior Residence. Together, The Village Senior Residence and MCT will transcend cultural barriers between the young and young at heart by actively engaging in the arts. Participating in theatre helps to develop confidence, skills and self-esteem, as well as meaningful relationships.

REGISTRATION FOR AUDITIONS
Monday, August 20, 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

AUDITIONS
Monday, August 20
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

REHERSALS (media invited)
Monday, August 20
3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24
Session 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

PERFORMANCES (media invited)
Friday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.

“We are so excited to be partnering once again with the Missoula Children’s Theatre to bring imagination, camaraderie, and creativity,” said Kathryn Beaty, Executive Director at The Village Senior Residence. “It is so inspiring to see multiple generations coming together and form long-lasting friendships and help fundraise to such a special organization like the Alzheimer’s Association. We’re very proud and honored to be participating in this program.”

The intergenerational summer theatre camp experience is being made possible by The Village Senior Residence’s Ages Entwined® 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:
Conceived and Written by Michael McGill
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threatened to overwhelm him? Watch the Damsels in Distress sound the warning of trouble. Witness the Lady of the Lake as she produces the sword in the stone. Hide with the Camelotians when the Ghost of Arthur’s father visits the castle. See the Giant tower over the questing knights. Cheer for the King when he makes friends with the terrible dragon. Listen in as Morgan le Fey and Mordred propose a better plan. Join the Knights and Squires of the Round Table as they try to do the right thing. Hope for the best outcome as your favorite characters of Camelot – Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Taleisin, The Raven, and Lancelot wrestle with the challenges faced by their people. Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises!

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