ACT! for Youth Current Season

The Arts Council Troupe for Youth or ACT! for Youth (AFY) is a program of the Arts Council of Wilson whose purpose is to provide live theater opportunities for the youth of Wilson County and surrounding areas. Productions are open to children in kindergarten through high school who live in Wilson County, or whose parent(s) live or work in Wilson County, or those who are contributors to the Arts Council of Wilson. The performances are open to the public, and school day performances are also offered during the school year.

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Upcoming Performances


The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

April 20-21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 22 at 3 p.m.
$12 Adults / $10 Seniors & Students

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Arts Partner:
Purdue Pharmaceuticals

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.


Field Trip Opportunities for Local Students

We are excited to announce three opportunities for you to bring your students to see student-led performances during the day for the 2017-2018 school year! The ACT for Youth program, which is funded through the Arts Council of Wilson, includes elementary, middle and high school students and has a reputation for being a top- notch program among youth theater programs in our region!

All performances are at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center in historic downtown Wilson.

Tickets are $5 per seat. We request a 25% deposit to officially reserve seats since space is limited! (If you are unable to pay the deposit, you can have your school principal sign the booking confirmation and the full amount will be due on or before the day of the event.)

Interested or want more information?

Please contact Chandra Bolling at 252-291-4329 or email acwadmin@wilsonarts.com. Or, download the reservation form. Take a look at the shows on the reverse side... there’s something that will appeal to all age groups!

We hope you will make plans to build one of these shows into your curriculum and join us!


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