TYA presents “Bluenose”
The Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production of “Bluenose: A Play for Young Audiences, Older Audiences and Unrepentant Pirates” holds a public performance on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Edison Theatre. TYA supports presentation of plays for children, performed by adults, with themes relevant to their lives. It helps develop critical and creative thinking skills by reinforcing thoughts and opinions about the play.
Shira Dubrovner, Artistic Director at the Edison Theatre introduced the first local TYA production in 2008 with “Priscilla’s Perfect Day.” This year in the 2012-2013 Edison Theatre theatrical season TYA returns with a production of “Bluenose,” a rollicking pirate tale with quick and witty banter, fantastic physical comedy, and a story of tolerance and acceptance.
Three red-nosed pirates stumble across a blue-nosed girl fishing in the water around their boat. Being different from them is unthinkable, and they don’t like it, but she forces them to confront their prejudices and fears.
The play is directed by LA-based director/actor Doug Oliphant, an alumnus of The Kennedy Center, The National Theatre Institute, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, and the Russia’s St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy.
The performance takes place at Edison Theatre, 100 College Parkway, across from Cerro Coso College. Tix: $10 Adults/$7 children. RSVP and info: 760.934.6592 or online at www.mammothlakesfoundation.org/theatre.
Spellbinder writing contest
Spellbiner Books will be hosting its fourth annual Story Writing Contest for kids ages 2-18 during Children’s Book Week from Nov. 25 through Dec. 1.
Kids can work on their stories at home or at school and turn them into the store, or they can work on them in the store at craft tables.
Inspired by current events this year’s suggested theme is THE STORM. Call the store @ 760.873.4511 or visit Spellbinder Books at its South Main Street location in Bishop for details.
Prizes will be awarded for four age levels. Winners will be announced on Dec. 16.
Food Bank donations
Food Bank donations are needed in the local communities of Lee Vining and June Lake. Food donations would augment monthly government program food and allow distribution of baskets at the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays.
Items needed: Non-perishable food. Containers to drop food items are located in the Lee Vining and June Lake Post Office buildings during November. Check donations can also be made payable to: Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 267, Lee Vining, CA 93541.
Be sure to mark checks with the notation “Food Bank.” More info: Linda Dore at 760.647.1055 or Cathy Lytle 760.647.6157.