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      Performing Arts Camp gives students a closer look into theater

      <p>The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department is having their Performing Arts Camp this week.</p><p> </p>

      The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department are back in theater mode this week, but this time it's for grades sixth through ninth.

      The department is having their Performing Arts Camp for the second year.

      The one week camp is a bit more intense than the two week theater camp offered for the younger students.

      In this one students get more intense with acting and scene work, but also get to play more games and have fun.

      "I think they get a lot of team building exercises. They get to work closely with the same people all week long. It's a great confidence booster. They're working toward the showcase of the put on at the end of camp. We do dancing, we do singing. we do monologue to challenge themselves I think it's really cool to watch where they are in beginning of the week and where they get to," said Recreation Specialist Heather Darrah.

      The Performing Arts Camp Showcase will be taking place this Friday at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Black Box Theater at Ophelia Parish on the Truman State University Campus.

      The show is free and open to the community.