Tuesday, May 8, 2012 , Updated 4:25 a.m., May 15, 2012
Artsview troupe to take “Booby Trap” on the road
Troupe will take the production to the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Youth Conference in Lewisville.
LONGVIEW Before taking their show on the road this summer, an award-winning teen travelling troupe from ArtsView Children’s Theatre will be performing Ed Monk’s Booby Trap for area audiences the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd.
Set in the near future, Booby Trap is about an American soldier, Pete Galen, who sits in a combat zone trapped by a land mine. If he moves, his life will be over. As he awaits his future, scenes from his life unfold around him and he ponders the choices he has made that have led him to the brink of death on a battlefield.
ArtsView’s Artistic Director, Laura Bowen, will be directing the production which features an all-youth cast, ages 13-18. Cast members include Rachel Armour and Judah Armour from Kilgore, as well as Longview youth Megan Stevens, Daniel Hernandez, Caroline Bump, Elijah Bump, Emily Parker, Blake Lovelace, Jonah Lummus, Allison Garrett, Christian Funderburk, Emily Araiza, Jori Sutton, and Kaitlyn Malloy. Mindy Armour is Stage Manager with Sarah Magee as her assistant. The show features sound design by Nathan Olson and lighting design and technical directing by Cody Bowen. Alan Parker is Military Consultant.
The week following their performances in Longview, the troupe will be taking the production to the 17th annual Texas Non-Profit Theatre Youth Conference in Lewisville, Texas. Young people from all across Texas who are interested in the performing arts, will be attending. The 2012 conference will feature performances by up to 15 youth companies, as well as workshops and social events.
Performances of Booby Trap will be held Saturday, June 2nd at 7:00pm and Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00pm. This show is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up because of suggested war violence and complex themes. All performances will be located at ArtsView Children’s Theatre, 313 W. Tyler Street, downtown Longview. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 14 for $8 in advance, $10 at the door.