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Make a Scene Kids Theatre presents ‘Pirates Past Noon’

Make a Scene Kids Theatre will be presenting “Pirates Past Noon” today and Saturday at Minot State University’s Aleshire Theater. Today’s performance will start at 6 p.m. Submitted photo

Based on the best-selling “Magic Tree House” series, “Pirates Past Noon” follows siblings Jack and Annie as their tree house takes them on a fantasy adventure to an exotic island with pirates. There, the pair discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures of everyday life.

Minot’s Make a Scene Kids Theatre is bringing this production to Minot State University’s Aleshire Theare today at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. The performance is $3 for those 14 years and older, and free for children 13 and under. The production is made up of children in grades 3-5.

“We have a lot of new actors in this group,” said Allison Auch, Full STEAM Ahead executive director. “They have a lot of fun getting on stage and in a production for the first time.”

Jack and Annie visit the magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to the tropical place.

Once the magic tree house transports them there, they realize they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of the pirates. The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to. Help him find buried treasure. It’s up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home.

“The overall story has a great message,” Auch said. “When we are busy searching for treasures, we sometimes need to slow down to realize what the treasures in our life really are.”

Make A Scene Kids Theatre is a local youth nonprofit theatre. It was established in 2015 and has been offering acting classes, camps and productions for children from prekindergarten to eighth grade.

MASK falls under the umbrella of Full STEAM Ahead, a local nonprofit dedicated to the cultural enrichment to the children of the Minot area through enjoyable, exciting and creative experiences in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

To learn more about Full STEAM Ahead, visit their website www.steamnd.org/. To stay up to date on activities and productions through MASK, check them out on Facebook @MakeASceneKids.

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