LAVACA (KFSM) -Lavaca Drama teacher, Mary Rollins, and Ramsey Junior High School teacher, Kortney Ricketts, have joined together to start a new theatre program in Lavaca.
The Lavaca Community Theatre announced its first production, "Alice in Zombieland" this week and is already getting quite a bit of attention from residents.
"I am overwhelmed and humbled at the amount of positive support I have gotten from parents, from friends, from former students, current students, it's been amazing,” co-director Mary Rollins said.
Rollins said starting this theatre program will be a great way for students to have fun this summer.
“I have students in my classroom that aren't athletes that don't have summer programs with baseball and basketball and things like that so this is another outlet for them,” Rollins said.
But, actors and backstage help are not the only things that this new theatre will need.
“We're starting with nothing,” Rollins said, “The people have been very positive and we have already raised some money, but we need quite a bit to get started.”
Board operator Jacob Price thinks the theatre can also serve as a place for parents to spend time with their kids.
“Society now, where technology is taking over family time, now families could actually be in a play together,” Price said. “That's great bonding for everybody.”
Rollins and Price both said the theater will bring people together and help volunteers develop new skills while also teaching them to tap into their artistic side.
Auditions for the play will be on May 26 and 27 at the Lavaca Performing Arts Center and are open for all ages. The first showing of “Alice in Zombieland” will be in July.