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DP&L sponsors House at Pooh Corner & Other Children’s programs

Darke County Center for the Arts...

The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has once again given a very generous donation to Darke County Center for the Arts in support of Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs.  Family Theater Series programs are presented at St. Clair Memorial Hall and are open to the public.  Programs are generally based on children’s literature; ticket prices are just $5.  Through Arts In Education, and in conjunction with local schools, performing artists are annually taken to each grade of every public school in Darke County, ensuring that children in the community have the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts.  According to DCCA Executive Director Julie Strait,  “DP&L Company Foundation’s support of children’s programming makes it possible for us to present wonderful, creativity enhancing Family Theatre Series programs at an affordable ticket price, and enables all Darke County public school students to experience a culturally enriching artistic program each year.”  Strait continued, “DCCA thanks Ginny Strausburg, Executive Director of the Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation for their strong support of the arts; we are absolutely thrilled to see the children in our community receive the benefit of their generosity.” 
DCCA’s 2011/2012 Family Theatre Series includes three performances; Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presented Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny on November 20, 2011.  Coming up on Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm is Theatre IV’s reproduction of the classic A.A. Milne book, The House At Pooh Corner, featuring our dear friends from the Hundred Acre Woods.  The final show of the season will be Wizard of Oz on Sunday, May 6, at 2:00 pm.   Amercian Family Theatre’s lavish production of this perennial favorite will lead families on an adventurous journey with Dorothy through the magical Land of Oz as she and her friends discover the magic that lies within themselves.   Family Theatre Series shows take place at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, tickets are $5 and are available at Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville, Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles, and by contacting DCCA at (937) 547-0908 or  Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the performance.

Arts In Education programs for 2011/2012 included Kuniko Yamamoto sharing magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan with students in grades K through 3.  Lyle Cogen presented Sticks And Stones, a drama/musical production, helping students in grades 4 through 6 meet the challenges of bullying.  Post Comedy Theatre, featuring improvisational comedian extraordinaire Robert Post, entertained and educated students in grades 7 through 12 on the intricacies, work, and talent that goes into a successful comedic production.  Arts In Education artists are generally in residence for a week as they tour all of the eight public school districts in Darke County.

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