Feb 25, 2014

Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial contributes to DCCA

DARKE COUNTY - The Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund has recently awarded funds to Darke County Center for the Arts to support the Family Theater Series and Arts in Education programs. “DCCA would like to recognize the Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust for their contributions to the Arts in Darke County and helping us to fulfill our mission of encouraging cultural enrichment in the community,” shared DCCA Executive Director, Andrea Jordan. DCCA is also committed to the preservation of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center.

DCCA’s 2013/2014 Family Theatre Series includes three performances; Theatreworks USA presented Seussical on January 26. Coming up on March 9 at 2:00 p.m. is Lightwire Theater’s reproduction of the classics The Ugly Duckling & The Tortise and the Hare, Lightwire Theater earned a national audience with appearances on NBC's America's Got Talent, earning accolades from the competition's judges as well as the viewing public. Combining the ancient art of full-body puppetry with electroluminescence to create a unique theatrical experience, Lightwire Theater imaginatively uses choreography and music to bring stories to life. The final show of the season will be Five Little Monkeys on April 6, at 2:00 p.m. Going Shopping, baking cakes, sitting in trees and JUMPING ON BEDS!!! In this zany play, performed in cumulative verse five silly simian siblings insist on doing things their own way while baking a surprise cake for Mama Monkey. 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 547-0908 or DCCA@CenterForArts.net. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the performance.

Arts In Education programs for 2013/2014 include American roots musicians WILD CARROT performing for students in grades K-3 and CARPE DIEM STRING QUARTET who performed for High School students in the fall. World Class pianist ALPIN HONG will be performing for Jr. High Students at St. Clair Memorial Hall March 6 and 7, and March 17-21 MR. BLUE SHOES will be performing for grades 4-6 sharing his unique version of the story of Blues Music. Arts In Education artists are generally in residence for a week as they tour all of the eight public school districts in Darke County.

Jordan concluded, “Darke County Center for the Arts is grateful for the generous and loyal support received from the Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust, enabling DCCA to provide programs that inspire creativity, educate, and entertain the children and youth of our community.” For more information regarding these programs, contact DCCA at 547-0908 or www.CenterForArts.net.

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