The 2017 Young Playwrights Group (YPG) is proud to announce The Quest by Olivia Harr as the winning manuscript that will be produced into an onstage production. Olivia is a sophomore at Van Buren High School. The world premiere of The Quest will take stage 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27th in Armes Hall at The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts located at 200 W. Main Cross St in Findlay. The performance is free for the public to enjoy. A free-will donation will be collected to benefit The Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre Program.
The Quest follows Young Lord Thomas, a lofty and foolish boy. He spends much of his days carefree, that is until one fateful meeting with his father, Duke William. Thomas, now accompanied by three others, must go on a quest to prove himself a worthy successor to his father.
Students participating in YPG will also serve as the core group of performers for The Quest in addition to community members. Sara Hingson will serve as director.
Previous winners of YPG include:
2011 – Lena Kennedy, The Magic Pencil
2012 – David Spears, Atoll’s Secrets
2013 – Micarah Tewers, Human Story
2014 – Annie Patterson, Henry
2015 – Katie Harp, Catfished
2016 – Katie Homburg, Masks
For more information on this program or the performance, contact The Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624 or visit artspartnership.com.