Local Community Theater Portrays the Dangers of Eating Disorders
(Fountain Hills, AZ)- Fountain Hills Community Theater is proud to present a special performance of their award-winning 2008 production “The Vanishing of Anna”. Fountain Hills High School has elected to bring this important show to their students as an outreach program on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, with two showings at 8:30am and 11:00am.
This original musical addresses the important issues of eating disorders and self-image problems suffered by young people. It is a frank look at the very real and disturbing illnesses with which so many young people struggle, often fighting for their very lives in their efforts to overcome the emotional issues behind the illness.
“The Vanishing of Anna” is a YABOY production (Young Actors Benefiting Other Youth). Once a year, the Youth Theater selects a show to help young people deal with topical issues of their generation. The Theater also partners with a local organization dedicated to this same cause, donating a portion of ticket sales in support of their efforts. Members of the organization are invited to visit with the youth cast and crew to better educate and inform them.
“The Vanishing of Anna”, produced by Sandy Davis, is written and directed by FHCT Youth Artistic Director, Ross Collins. Music by Miciah Dodge. Lyrics by Ross Collins and Miciah Dodge. Cast includes: Danie Beamish, Rich Beamish, Andrew Berens, Annissa Biggane, Abrianna Coons, Lindsey Garland, Mike Haidon-Melton, Peyton Jordan, Ryan Jordan, Derek Kaufman, Kara Keosky-Smith, Rachel Miller, Jessica Miller, Zach Percevecz, Tasha Spear, and Christina Allbright.
Admission is free and open to the general public. For more information on the Fountain Hills Community Theater productions, please visit www.fountainhillstheater.com .