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Summer Youth Theatre Workshop

  • The Quest (photo 2) A scene from The Quest, the final performance of the 2013 Summer Youth Workshop. (Photo by Kathy Buffington)
  • The Quest (photo 3) A scene from The Quest, written and directed by Pat Adeff. (Photo by Kathy Buffington)
  • The Quest Actors rehearse for The Quest, performed July 25-27, 2013, as part of the Summer Youth Workshop.

For the 5th year, the Footlighters Theatre was excited to offer a Summer Youth Theatre Workshop, led by Pat Adeff. The children involved put on The Quest, a Celtic Medieval tale, with an original score by Derek Fiechter. The Quest took place in a magical, peaceful kingdom. The land was filled with colorful characters including dragons, magic trees, fairies, druids, a royal court, an evil family, and a sword wielding heroine.

The cast consisted of actors from various schools in the area ranging in age from 5 to 21 years old, who auditioned early in June. Many of the students were returning actors who have participated in previous Footlighters Theatre productions.

The youth enjoyed practicing their acting skills and gaining experience in the production, technical, and behind-the-scenes aspects of theater. Pat Adeff always finds her inspiration for these worskshops from the students. “It’s amazing to watch the talent that is inherent in our young people. I am always delighted by the imagination that comes forth during the workshop. It is humbling to watch the brilliance shown in the creative process by these outstanding students. I truly believe that Footlighters is blessed with the best!”

The Quest was performed July 25, 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.