FARMINGTON – Sometimes an empty hole can turn out to be full of all sorts of things. That’s what young Stanley Yelnats learns as he endures a summer at Camp Green Lake in Farmington Children’s Summer Theater Camp’s production of “Holes.”

Louis Sachar’s contemporary classic story will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, in the Mt. Blue High School auditorium.

“Holes” sends unsuspecting hero Stanley into a world full of yellow-spotted lizards, lipstick-wearing desperados and sunflower-seed-stealing delinquents. And holes. Lots and lots of holes.

As the story unfolds, Stanley discovers the secrets to his family’s past and how one broken promise can lead to generations of misery. But the great thing about life is that the good guys often get second chances.

Noah LePage plays Stanley, while Ellie Buckland portrays Zero, a camp misfit who doesn’t seem to belong even among a bunch of outcasts played by Katherine Gunther, Sawyer Zundel, Jake Raymond, Ben Andrews, Sarah Wade and Dylan Roberts. Alex Allen plays The Warden, a woman bent on finding buried treasure; and Noah Zanella plays her right-hand man, Mr. Sir. Caitlin Douglas seeks vengeance as outlaw Kissin’ Kate Barlow. And watching over it all is Sarah McDonald’s Madame Zeroni.

Directed by Dan Ryder with assistance from Emily Pottle, Zoe Hardy, Harris Roberts, and Jakob Wyder, the camp runs for two weeks starting in late July. During that time, campers ages 7 to 15 learn elements of theater ranging from movement and characterization to stage design and improvisation.

Proceeds from the camp and performance go toward supporting the Mt. Blue Music Boosters.

Tickets are $6 for adults and seniors, $4 for students and children. Tickets will be available only at the door. For more information, contact director Dan Ryder at 578-0357 or e-mail him at [email protected]


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