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'Kids For President' children's show coming to SFA

November 20, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
The SFA College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Kids For President" in two performances Friday, Dec. 4, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Kids For President" in two performances Friday, Dec. 4, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Just in time for the 2016 presidential election year, "Kids for President" is comprised of several short plays and songs adapted from children's writings, capturing their curiosity and excitement about the election process.

The production by Child's Play Touring Theatre combines whimsy and political thought, backed up by live music, colorful costumes and backdrops based on children's artwork, according to Diane Peterson, SFA Fine Arts Box Office manager and director of the children's series.

"This show runs the gamut from silly to serious, with suggestions for improving the world and kids' own ideas on what it's like to be the president," Peterson said.

One of the major issues discussed is education and the improvements that are needed in the current system.

"'Kids For President' is about students who are given the chance to assume the nation's highest office and make a difference in our country," Peterson said. "However, they quickly learn that there are a lot of issues facing the world that are a big and challenging part of being 'in charge.'"

A study guide is available online for teachers to prepare students to see the show and to discuss it afterward.

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at www.cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.