Presented by Western's Summer Youth Theatre Institute, "Monster Keeper" is an all-ages stage adaptation of the best-selling middle-reader novel "Demonkeeper" by Bellingham's Royce Buckingham.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage.
At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, WWU Alumni Association members host a lunch on the PAC plaza followed by a performance of 'Monster Keeper." Lunch will be picnic style with burgers, brats, salads, lemonade, iced tea and brownies. Prior to the performance, director Deborah Currier will share backstage secrets and fun facts about the show.
The fast-paced, humorous hero's tale is about finding courage, friendship and self-knowledge in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Reservations for Sunday's event are at alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/WWH. Cost for Sunday's event is $10 for WWU alumni members; $15 for nonmembers; $10 for youths 10-17 and $8 for kids 5-9.
Tickets for other performances are at 360-650-6146 and tickets.wwu.edu.