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‘Bedbugs’ perform at Monson Summerfest

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MONSON — The Center Theatre’s first Summer Drama Camp in Monson came to a rousing conclusion on Saturday, July 20 during Monson Summerfest with a performance of “Bedbugs,” written by Leah Genuario. The cast of colorful kids and an audience of 70 onlookers ignored the high heat and celebrated the completion of camp.

The campers spent the previous two weeks working on their lines, costumes and scenery at the Tenney House in Monson. The space for camp was generously provided by Monson Arts along with the chairs and a tent for the performance. Patrick Myers, executive director of the Center Theatre, said that many people, businesses and organizations contributed to the success of the camp.

Center Theatre drama camp

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BEDBUGS IN MONSON — The cast of the Center Theatre’s Monson Summer Drama Camp take their bows and enjoy the applause after a wonderful performance of the play “Bedbugs” during the Monson Summerfest on July 20. The production was written by Leah Genuario and directed by David Murray.

“The Monson camp was truly a community effort,” Myers said. “From Monson Arts providing a beautiful space for the kids, to local businesses and individuals supporting scholarships, a grant from the Piscataquis County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and staffing help from Goodwill of Northern New England’s Summer Associate Program — the Center Theatre certainly couldn’t have done it all on our own.”

Myers said that due to the success of this year’s inaugural effort, the Center Theatre is hoping to continue the camp next summer. The Center Theatre is also offering two more camp sessions at the East Sangerville Grange. For information on the other camps or on any other Theatre events visit www.CenterTheatre.org, call the box office at 564-8943 or visit the Theatre at 20 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft.

The Center Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission of making arts, culture, education and entertainment accessible to our rural communities.

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