Two youth summer camps offered at Key City Public Theatre company in July

PORT TOWNSEND — The Key City Public Theatre company will hold two youth summer camps in July.

“Be Merry With Shakespeare!” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19.

This program, for children ages 4 to 7, will explore Shakespeare’s works through games, skits, props and improvisation.

According to a press release, parents are welcome to sit in and watch their children.

The program costs $135 per child. KCPT members receive a 10 percent discount.

The “Merry Wives” is an immersive program for children ages 8 to 12.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 22 through Thursday, July 25.

The first half of the day will focus on developing skills needed for performing Shakespearean works.

In the afternoons, the campers will rehearse with the cast of the company’s production of “Merry Wives of Windsor.”

Students who are available for the plays performances on weekends in August will be offered the opportunity to perform in the production.

The fee for the “Merry Wives” camp is $275 per child. KCPT members receive a 10 percent discount.

According to a press release, full and partial scholarships are available.

For more information, call the theater at 360-385-5278 or visit www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

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