Seattle Stages Host Shows by, for and Starring Kids

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SEATTLE -- Two theatre programs for youth, Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE and The Access Theatre Company for the Visually Impaired, Blind, and Sighted, are going into production this summer on Seattle stages.

SEATTLE -- Two theatre programs for youth, Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE and The Access Theatre Company for the Visually Impaired, Blind, and Sighted, are going into production this summer on Seattle stages.

Since 1985, KIDSTAGE shows directed, designed and performed entirely by young people up to age 20, have been mounted on Issaquah's Village Theatre 's First Stage. This year, KIDSTAGE opens their production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoaton July 25, running through August 18.

The show runs Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, with varied 2 PM matinees. Tickets are $5 7, and can be purchased by calling (206) 392-2202, or at Ticketmaster (206) 292-ARTS.

The Empty Space Theatre will host The Access Theatre Company's production of In the Burning Darkness. A group of Puget Sound area teenagers and young adults who are blind, visually impaired, and sighted are joining Seattle theatre professionals in a six-week educational project culminating in the performance.

In the Burning Darkness by Antonio Buero-Vallejo, translated and adapted by Marion Peter Holt, is a play set in a high school for the blind, and explores physical and metaphysical blindness, as well as human limitation and potential. The full scale production will run from Aug. 17 through 24.

For tickets to The Access Theatre Company's production of In the Burning Darkness at the Empty Space Theatre, call (206) 414-9470. Tickets are $5-7.

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