“Clarissa’s Closet” comes to life for audiences at the Canyon Theatre Guild
The Canyon Theatre Guild in Newhall has finished half of their productions for the imaginative play, “Clarissa’s Closet,” which will run until the end of Apr.
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Ingrid Boydston, Director of “Clarissa’s Closet”, said the show is a fun look into the mind of the young protagonist, as she struggles to focus on cleaning her room.
“Clarissa is a typical messy kid, and she has to clean her room before her Grandma arrives. Everytime she picks up something she gets an idea, and that idea comes to life and out of the closet. “
At one point in the performance, the unexpected death of the fish of Clarissa’s sister Pammy leads Clarissa to console her with the help of a chorus of fish angels that emerge from the closet to explain the wonders of fish heaven.
The two main characters in the play, Clarissa and Pammy, are played by Isabella Eng and Olivia Afetian, respectively, alongside a host of other supporting actors, whom are mostly in their teens, Boydston said.
“The target audience is school-age children, but I have been told by adults that it’s got something for everyone,“ Boydston said.
In addition to the entertainment of the play, Boydston said she is also in charge of an interesting program at the Canyon Theatre Guild for kids who enjoy the show and may want to participate.
“I encourage people to bring out their kids, and if they like [the show], to enroll in [Canyon Theatre Guild’s] summer program,” Boydston said. “Each workshop has 25 or so kids and they will all get the chance to participate in a production.”
The beginning and intermission of “Clarissa’s Closet” both include audience interaction, and kids are able to get on stage for the first part of the show, Boydston said.
Matinee performances will be Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Mar. 29 and 30, as well as Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26 and 27. There will also be evening performances at 6 p.m. Apr. 6 and 13 and a performance at 8 p.m. Apr. 4.
Those who are interested in seeing the play can call the Canyon Theatre Guild to reserve tickets at 661-799-2702. The last performance with be on Apr. 27.
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Source: Santa Clarita News