Farmington Children’s Summer Theater presents Holes

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FARMINGTON – Sometimes an empty hole can turn out to be full of all sorts of things. That’s what young Stanley Yelnats learns as he endures a summer at Camp Green Lake in Farmington Children’s Summer Theater Camp production of Louis Sachar’s contemporary classic story, Holes. Featuring some of western Maine’s most talented young actors, the production runs for two exclusive performances only, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. in Farmington’s Mt. Blue High School Auditorium.

Based on the novel by Sachar, Holes sends our unsuspecting hero, Stanley, into a world full of yellow spotted lizards, lipstick-wearing desperadoes, and sunflower seed stealing delinquents. And holes. Lots and lots of holes. As the story unfolds, Stanley discovers the secrets to his family’s past and how one broken promise can lead to generations of misery. But the great thing about life is that the good guys often get second chances.


Noah LePage and Ellie Buckland rehearse their roles as Stanley and Zero in the Farmington Children’s Summer Theater Production of Louis Sachar’s Holes.

Farmington Children’s summer theater camp boasts a tradition of highly talented young actors coming together to perform an entire full-length production in only two weeks, a tradition this year’s thirty-plus-member cast should have no difficulty maintaining. Noah LePage plays Stanley, while Ellie Buckland portrays Zero, a camp misfit who doesn’t seem to belong even amongst a bunch of outcasts played by Katherine Gunther, Sawyer Zundel, Jake Raymond, Ben Andrews, Sarah Wade and Dylan Roberts. Alex Allen plays The Warden, a woman bent on digging holes, and Noah Zanella, her right-hand man, Mr. Sir. Caitlin Douglass seeks vengeance as outlaw Kissin’ Kate Barlow. And watching over it all is Sarah McDonald’s Madame Zeroni.

Directed by Dan Ryder with assistance from Emily Pottle, Zoe Hardy, Harris Roberts, and Jakob Wyder, the camp runs for two weeks across late July and early August. During that time, campers ages 7-15 learn elements of theater ranging from movement and characterization to stage design and improvisation. All proceeds from the camp and performance go toward supporting the Mt. Blue Music Boosters and their continued efforts in the MSAD #9 community.

Tickets are $6 for adults and seniors, $4 for students and children, and are only available at door. FMI contact Director Dan Ryder at 578-0357 or email at dryder@msad9.org.

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