Monday, November 29, 2010
Promoting Growth Through the Arts
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Patrick Andrews and Billy Guth have never acted, but both will star in an upcoming production of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
They enjoy the attention they are receiving from their roles and argue about who has the best part: Andrews as Fred, or Guth as the Ghost of Christmas Past?
For Guth, the narration is the highlight of the play, while Andrews said the characters are what make it a classic.
Andrews and Guth are two of 47 developmentally disabled adults participating in Project Stage Light, a program offered in Cape Girardeau by the Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, or AID, to give those with special needs the opportunity to experience the arts.