RICHLAND, Wash -- The Academy of Children's in Richland is expecting big crowds for the next two weekend's for their production of the popular 'tween book, "Holes".
About 30 middle schoolers make up the cast -- a motley crew of kids sent to a detention camp where they are forced to dig holes. The play is based on the 1998 Newbury Award winning book. The Academy of Children's theater is expecting to sell out the small theater that seats an audience of 130.
They say it's another example of how the theater is out-growing it's building on Wellsian Way. "Even when we're losing those things in the public schools, we're here to help pick that up and here for the community to help do those things," says Artistic Director Josh Darby.
This year the theater is launching it's theater expansion project, to build a bigger theater in the back of the building. It's expected to cost about a half a million dollars.
If you would like ticket information or more on how to contribute to the theater expansion you can visit their website at http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/