DATE:  June 30, 2005
CONTACT: Kelly Russell, Camp Coordinator, (361) 825-5992; or Steve Paschal, Public Affair, (361) 825-2336       

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WHO:             More than 50 High School Theatre Students from throughout Texas

WHAT:           Summer Theatre Workshop “Camp on the Coast”

WHEN:           Friday, July 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Warren Theatre in the Center for the Arts

Students Attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Camp on the Coast to Hold Dress Rehearsal for Performance

More than 50 high school students from across the state will put their acting skills to the test on Friday, July 1 during a dress rehearsal for their performance of scenes from In the Garden of Live Flowers and Metamorphosis at Warren Theatre in the Center for the Arts building.

In the Garden of Live Flowers by Attilio Favorini and Lynne Conner is the true life story of Rachel Carson, a furiously active environmentalist, who is struggling with advancing cancer and looks back on life through a brilliant, but jumbled kaleidoscope of science, politics, family, pop culture and even children’s literature. Metamorphosis, written by Mary Zimmerman, is based on Ovid’s fifteen-volume work of transformation myths. The characters enact Zimmerman’s adaptations of Ovid’s tales.

The Camp on the Coast is a two-week residential camp designed for high school students seeking a highly intensive and creative theatre experience. Participants rehearse and perform scenes from one of four plays and are directed by highly successful theatre educators. Students also study acting, voice and movement taught by University theatre faculty.