Friday, March 30, 2012


Darke County Center for the Arts has received funding from the Darke Rural Electric Trust Cooperative to support the 2011-2012 Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs. “Darke County Center for the Arts greatly appreciates being included among the recipients to receive funding from this program, and will use the funds to provide opportunities for children and families in our community to learn and grow through the arts,” stated Julie Strait, DCCA Executive Director.

American Family Theatre will present their lavish production of Wizard of Oz, on Sunday, May 6. The final show in DCCA’s 2011-2012 Family Theatre Series will inspire entire families to follow the Yellow Brick Road together. Tickets to the 2:00 pm performance are $5 and may be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or . Consisting of 3 productions annually, Family Theatre Series offers affordable opportunities for young children and their families to experience live performances that are entertaining, educational, and culturally enriching. Two programs were presented earlier in the season, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, and The House At Pooh Corner.

DCCA’s Arts In Education program, in cooperation with local schools, provides students in each grade level of all Darke County and Greenville City Schools the opportunity to experience a high quality professional artistic performance that entertains, educates, and inspires creativity. Artists are generally in residence for 4-5 days, performing at eight local schools. The 2011-12 season included Kuniko Yamamoto’s Magical Mask, Mime, and Music of Japan for grades K through 3, Lyle Cogen’s Sticks and Stones, Meeting the Challenges of Bullying for grades 4 through 6, and Post Comedy Theatre featuring improvisational comedian Robert Post for grades 7 and 8, and grades 9 through 12.

For more information on any of these Darke County Center for the Arts Programs, or to become a sponsor, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or

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