The Roxy Theatre Group presents Lights On After School 10/20/11

The Roxy Theatre Group presents “Lights On After School”
Thursday, October 20th, 2011, from 4PM – 6PM
Roxy Performing Arts Center
1645 SW 107th Ave.
Miami, FL 33165

The Roxy Theatre Group (RTG), a non-profit organization devoted to enriching children’s lives through the performing arts, is proud to take part in the 12th annual nationwide event, Lights On Afterschool, with both of their afterschool programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers and The Children’s Trust Kidz on Stage. This event began as a way to promote the importance of afterschool programs and the positive effects they have on the children who attend them. Afterschool programs are formed in order to assist working families but more importantly they are to keep children in the community safe while inspiring them to learn and grow.

In the spirit of the RTG’s performing arts mission, on Thursday, October 20th, 2011, from 4PM – 6PM, at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, the organization plans to promote literacy by having their afterschool students participate in a “not-so-spooky” spooky reading of an eerie-themed one-act play entitled An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe, which includes famous works from the poet such as The Tell Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, & The Purloined Letter just to name a few . To stick with the “not-so-spooky” theme, there will be papier maché campfire logs, hearth stones and trees to complete the whole camping environment, all in the dark aided only by flashlights–the lights in “Lights On.”

“When my afterschool teachers told us we were going to be participating in this event I thought it was really cool. My favorite part is that we are going to be reading spooky plays in a spooky campfire setting,” said Annemarie Blanco, 12, student at South Miami Middle School who attends the RTG’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool program.

“The aim of the activity is to bring awareness to afterschool programs and the great strides they are making in youth academics and personal development while keeping it fun for the students,” said Charles Sothers, Theatre Director of The Roxy Theatre Group.

The Roxy Theatre Group, (RTG), a non-profit organization, offers classes in drama, voice and dance to children ages 3-17, with year-round programs including two after school care programs and a performing arts summer camp. For more information please call 305-226-0030.

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