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Shakespeare has been invited to Moffat County homecoming

CNCC Kid’s Theatre will perform an original play about Shakespeare Friday before the homecoming game

— The first performance for the new Colorado Northwestern Community Collage Kid's Theatre Group will be held 6 p.m. on Friday at Craig Middle School providing the community with a fun-filled activity between the parade and pep-rally and that evening's high school football game.

The group will be performing a 30 minute play written by Kid's Theatre director David Morris called "Shakespeare the Struggling Writer."

"I love to write plays. I prefer to do my own," Morris said.

Morris choose to tell the tale of the great bard and his close friend consulting together about Shakespeare's many plays as a way to combine acting lesson with lessons about the literary great.

"It was the fact that kids have little exposure to Shakespeare so it's a way to give them a little taste. I like the idea of tying it into some modern day things, using a little name-dropping like the Kardashians and the idea of selling literary products combining modern and 16th century," he said.

Aiding him in the task of wrangling over a dozen middle school aged kids is assistant director Moriah Mecham who started performing in theater when she was a young kid and directing plays in high school.

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"It can be hard to work with large groups of children this age, but they are doing a great job. They have had such a short time, but they have pulled everything together and it's going to be a great show," she said.

Attending the performance is one more way for the community to connect with students this Friday.

"Kids need theater, everyone needs theater," Morris said.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com or follow her on Twitter @CDP_Education.