GLT YOUTH COMPANY TO PERFORM ORIGINAL PLAY ON LOCAL HISTORY

Caledon Enterprise, Canada
Independent and Free Press, Canada
May 2 2008


GLT Youth Company producer

The Georgetown Little Theatre Youth Company (GLTYC) is staging an
original production called The Georgetown Boys this month.

The GLTYC is proud to present this original theatrical production based
upon the stories written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and adapted for
the stage by Sam Hancock. The two-week run of the production will take
place at the GLT Studio in Stewarttown from May 1 to 10, with a special
one-night-only Gala Performance at the John Elliott Theatre on May 14.

To purchase tickets for the Studio performances, please call
905-877-3422. Tickets are $10.

This production is indicative of the growth of the Youth Company
over the past five years. The young cast and crew are thrilled to
be a part of this unique event. Based on two books by award-winning
author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Aram's Choice (available in stores now)
and Call Me Aram (to be released in fall 2008), The Georgetown Boys
was adapted for the stage and directed by local Georgetown resident,
Sam Hancock. He has directed many productions since graduating from
Guelph University's theatre program. His plays have won audience
awards and have been staged in Toronto, New York and San Francisco.

Forchuk Skrypuch is the author of many books for children, including
Silver Threads and Enough as well as her Young Adult novels, The
Hunger and Nobody's Child, which was nominated for the Red Maple Award,
the Alberta Rocky Mountain Book Award, and the B.C. Stellar Award.

In 1923, 110 young Armenian boys, aged 8-12, were brought to Canada
to live on Cedar Vale Farm in Georgetown where they were trained in
farming with the aim of becoming Canadian farmers. The Georgetown
Boys documents a significant moment in the history of Georgetown
and Canada. It was "Canada's noble experiment" --Canada's first
international humanitarian effort. Many of these orphans grew up and
settled in Southern Ontario, reuniting with their friends as often
as they could, forming a tight-knit community that continues to this
day among their descendants.

The Georgetown Little Theatre is proud to support the efforts of the
Youth Company. There are 24 performers in this production with as many,
if not more, adult and youth volunteers helping backstage. Organizing
and rallying this large troupe of theatre artists is Cat Heaven,
Sue Bryan and Kay d'Entremont who have been the guiding force behind
the GLTYC since its inception in 2003.