By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
The Ark Comes To Edmonton
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Young Artists for the Arts is at it
again. Last August, the local youth organisation which promotes local
theatre productions by young people produced a comedy called "One
Mark Two Many" as a wrap-up to the 1999-2000 season.
Though the organisation isn't strictly LDS, many Latter-day Saint
youth and young married couples perform in the various productions.
In an early LDSCaNews article, Jennifer Dorward, a member of YAFTA
assured that each performance by YAFTA meets the standards laid out
in the "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet, a booklet of standards
and guidelines directed at LDS youth.
Nearly a year later, YAFTA is putting on yet another production. "The
Ark," a popular eight-person musical adventure written by Heber City,
UT-based Michael McLean, is based on the biblical story of Noah and
his family. It contains not only biblical themes but contemporary
ones as well, as this father tries to focus his family in a new
The Ark has already been formed twice in Cardston, including it's
world premiere in 1999.
The Edmonton production will be at the Stanley A. Milner Library
Theatre. Afternoon performances will be held at 3:30 p.m. on May 12
& 26. Evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 9-12,
Tickets, which are 12$ in advance or 15$ at the door, are available
by contacting Generations at 413-0392, Campus Copy Centre at 439-4252
or any cast member.
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