By Alan Sorensen
Havre theater goers are invited to a free outdoor production at the Pepin Park Gazebo at 7 p.m. Friday.
Several of the Havre area's finest young thespians will be starring in Montana Actors' Theatre presentation of the 2000 Summer Children's Theatre Camp production of "The Three Little Wolves and the Big, Bad Pig."
The production is part of a two-week children's theatre workshop sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter V and Jay Pyette. The program began June 12 and was offered to area children from first through eighth grade at no charge.
P.E.O. member Karen Myers said only about 25 children enrolled so the workshops were held from 9 a.m. to noon daily. There was no need to split the students up by age group because of the small numbers.
Myers said that the P.E.O. chapter hopes to make the youth theater workshops a regular summer activity in Havre.
Pyette is teaching students how to audition, articulate and emote, follow stage directions, or work with sets, costumes or lighting. Myers said the schedule varies daily and that no children are cut from the program.
PEO, which has sponsored Missoula Children's Theatre in Havre for several years, opted to put on the summer workshop to give more children the chance to get involved with drama and stage productions.
Friday's performance in the park is the culmination of their efforts and everyone is invited to enjoy their work at no cost.