Film: Royce Buckingham’s ‘Demonkeeper’ comes alive as ‘Monster Keeper’ at WWU

The Summer Youth Theatre Institute at Western Washington University is presenting a pair of films on Sunday, Feb. 15, that came out of the institute’s “Monster Keeper” stage performances last August. The films will show at Western’s Performing Arts Center.

At 2 p.m., there will be a screening of “Monster Keeper: Live on Film!,” a film version of the new “Monster Keeper” stage play, adapted from the best-selling young adult novel “Demonkeeper,” written by Bellingham’s Royce Buckingham.

At 3:15 p.m., there will be a screening of a behind-the-scenes documentary about the play.

A raffle will precede the second screening. The winner receives a basket of goodies from local vendors.

A display will be set up in the Performing Arts Center lobby with props, artwork and puppets from the show. People will get to meet the actors, take pictures with puppets from the play, and obtain autographs from Buckingham.

The events are free and open to the public, and no tickets are needed. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Details: 360-650-2387.