Brown County residents are known for their strong support of youth activities — and that support is especially strong when it’s sports. But today and Saturday, area residents have a opportunity to show their appreciation to young people who are getting a taste of theater arts.

For the past two weeks, youth ranging in age from 6 to 18 have been engaged in the annual children’s theater camp presented by the Lyric Theatre, and session-concluding performance of two shows are scheduled today and Saturday. Performers are always appreciative of a full house, and these young people will be no exception.

The younger children attending theater camp, from ages 6 to 11, will be performing “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” The play is based on a children’s book with the same title written by Judith Viorst.

Older theater camp students, ages 12 to 18, will be performing “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” This familiar novel, written by Mark Twain, depicts a young boy, Tom Sawyer, along with his friend Huck Finn, and their adventures of childhood on the Mississippi River in the antebellum south.

Both plays will be performed at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Saturday at Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center at Brownwood High School. It promises to be an entertaining outing, and another way to support our young people in their enrichment.

Brownwood Bulletin