Aliens to land at Foster High’s PAC for summer theater Friday, Saturday

The Community Actors' Summer Theater in Tukwila is marking its 25th season with productions based on the theme, science fiction.

The Community Actors’ Summer Theater in Tukwila is marking its 25th season with productions based on the theme, science fiction.

The free productions are 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at the Foster High School Performing Arts Center, 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila.

CASTT started in 1990 with three one-act plays done by high school students and recent graduates and has expanded to elementary students, middle school students and adults.

This season’s productions include an alien shape changer, a robot and a zombie family picnic.

Here’s how Foster’s drama teacher Cynthia Chesak describes the productions:

• The elementary play is actually two short pieces, one a poem, “The Famous Gooch Machine,” that is done as reader’s theatre piece and a short play, “Captain Numbers.”  There are seven students, ages 6 to 11.

• The middle-school cast is doing “Alien Education,” about an alien shape changer who helps a young girl Jesse with fighting the “Squee,” another alien who has come to Earth to crush humans’ spirits. There are five middle schoolers.

• The high-school cast is doing a play called “Largon.”  Largon is a robot Justin has created for his science fair. Three other students try to steal it with explosive consequences. There are eight high-school students.

• The adults are doing two short plays. The first one is “Zombie Family Picnic.” There are five adults in that one.  The other play is “The Question.” It has five adults including City Council member Verna Seal. The play is about four aliens who come to earth to get the answer to a most important question for the well being of their planet. They kidnapped an earthling in order to get the answer.

CASTT is sponsored by the Tukwila Arts Commission. Donations of canned food are accepted for Tukwila Pantry.

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