Theatre students from across British Columbia gathered in Summerland last week for the Good Will Shakespeare Festival. Mike Stack instructs students in a theatre intensive workshop.

Theatre students from across British Columbia gathered in Summerland last week for the Good Will Shakespeare Festival. Mike Stack instructs students in a theatre intensive workshop.

Students participate in Shakespeare Festival

Close to 350 theatre students from around British Columbia were in Summerland last weekend for the Good Will Shakespeare Festival.

Close to 350 theatre students from around British Columbia were in Summerland last weekend for the 16th annual Good Will Shakespeare Festival.

This year’s theatre intensive class was put on by Mike Stack, who helped the students stage a play.

Students had to learn and complete it in just two and a half days.

The students performed this play on the last day of the Shakespeare Festival on Saturday.

These students have been working with other students that they likely have not met before.

The intensive theatre class is put on for those students who wish to want to do acting for a career

Students who usually go through this program end up going to college or university for acting.

“It’s amazing how these students can put on a play in just three days. It’s a great program for kids to get a sense for what it’s like to do acting as a career,” said Linda Beaven who organizes the Shakespeare Festival.

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