Children’s play highlights Nibley’s Heritage Days

Nibley’s annual Heritage Days continues and one of the highlights comes tonight when the children’s play “The Goose Girl,” by the Brothers Grimm, is presented. It also runs Friday starting at 7 nights in the Jessie Datwyler Amphitheatre.The play’s director, Bonnie Derryington, says Datwyler started the children’s theatre in 1983 and its popularity continues to grow. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show she said all the kids can try out for a speaking part and they may or may not get one”But we try to have lots of speaking parts so that we have lots of chances for kids to get up there and be a star,” Derryington said. “Our focus is to teach them confidence in front of a crowd, to teach them teamwork, to be able to rely on each other, and follow directions. It’s a lot of fun.”Theatre founder, Jessie Datwyler, will be honored as the grand marshalfor Nibley’s Heritage Days parade Satuday at 10 am.

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