Volunteers at Castle Wood Village have been organizing readers’ theatre activities where residents gather together, read short plays out loud, and have a bit of fun. Photos: Betsy Kline

Readers’ theatre comes to Castle Wood Village

Volunteers and residents gather for a bit of fun at one of Castlegar’s senior residences.

A group of Castle Wood Village residents gathered together on a sunny fall afternoon recently to dip their toes into the world of voice acting.

For the last year, volunteers have been organizing reader’s theatre activities at the Castlegar assisted-living facility.

The group, led by retired teacher Devine Bird, gathers together to take turns reading from short scripts.

This month, the readings and other activities had a dual theme — Halloween and Young at Heart.

Local pianist Sarah-Jane Liszt joined the gathering to accompany the group while they sang Young at Heart. While a modern audience may recognize Michael Buble’s version of the song, those in attendance were most likely reminiscing about Frank Sinatra’s or Dean Martin’s versions.

The bravest and boldest of readers read their parts with gusto and enthusiasm.

The activity provides a great opportunity to have some fun while stretching a bit out of your personal comfort zone. Volunteers will be back in December for a Christmas-themed activity.

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Volunteers at Castle Wood Village have been organizing readers’ theatre activities where residents gather together, read short plays out loud, and have a bit of fun. Photos: Betsy Kline

Volunteers at Castle Wood Village have been organizing readers’ theatre activities where residents gather together, read short plays out loud, and have a bit of fun. Photos: Betsy Kline

Volunteers at Castle Wood Village have been organizing readers’ theatre activities where residents gather together, read short plays out loud, and have a bit of fun. Photos: Betsy Kline

Volunteers at Castle Wood Village have been organizing readers’ theatre activities where residents gather together, read short plays out loud, and have a bit of fun. Photos: Betsy Kline

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