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Volcano Middle School Theater Night Set for Dec. 6

December 1, 2018, 9:45 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:45 PM
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The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences Middle School is preparing for its 2018 Fall Edition of Theater Night.

The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will each perform a one-act play on Thursday, Dec. 6. at 6 p.m. in Kilauea Military Camp’s Kilauea Theater.

To kick off the season, the sixth grade will perform The Invisible Man by Tim Kelly. Mad scientist Jack Griffin has made himself invisible with a secret chemical, and plans to rule the world. While he perfects his project, he takes refuge in a wayside inn with comical characters including the inn managers, the vicar and his wife, and a silly house keeper.

The seventh grade will perform Last Stop Till Christmas by Pat Cook. While waiting for the bus, Angela encounters others waiting for the bus who all dealing with their own problems. But Angela knows the true meaning of the holiday. All of them just want Christmas to be over. Only Angela feels they are missing the best part of the season: the joy, the cheer, the color. Suddenly, two city workers place a Christmas tree near the bus stop. Angela takes out an ornament and makes a promise to the others. If they put the ornament on the tree, whatever they wish for will come true. One of them tries it and his wish does come true. This funny and warm-hearted one-act is full of oddball characters and situations.

The eighth grade will present The Quest: A Fairy Tale with Attitude by Eddie McPherson. The teacher at the exclusive Fantasy Academy challenges her fairy tale character students to embark on a quest to gather three hard-to-obtain items and cure Grandma of what ails her. The villain, Huff-n-Puff, plots to snatch the basket of goodies away from Little Red With a Hood but it might fail if Grandma gets better. The fairy-tale students fight off the wolf and his sidekick, Tag-Along Troll, to attain the items needed. Naturally, in the end, their quest is successful and Grandma is better than ever.

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Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Park entrance fees may apply.

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The theater is located at 99-252 Crater Rim Drive in Volcano.

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