YAG is Fort Smith's national award-winning youth theatre and Arkansas's oldest youth theatre!

Our Mission: To foster a love of the arts and inspire creativity in young people in the River Valley through no-fee, high-quality theatre production opportunities and workshops led by professional theatre artists. WE ARE YAG … and so are YOU!

 

 

The Neverending Story

(Atreyu and The Great Quest)

 

Adapted by David S. Craig. Based upon the novel by Michael Ende.

Directed by Marti Salisbury

 

Showtimes:

May 30th at 7:00 pm

May 31st at 7:00 pm

 

June 1st at 2:00pm and 7:00 pm

June 2nd at 2:00 pm

 

Ticket prices:

$15, General Admission

$12 for kids 12 and Under

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Told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest. Atreyu, an orphan, is an unlikely choice, but he accepts and, with his horse and companion, Artax, rides to face the menace. First, he experiences the Nothing and discovers its thoughtless destruction. Then he is guided by a dream to the Swamps of Sadness where he meets Morla, the Ancient One, who reveals another solution. He must find the Childlike Empress a new name. With this new direction, Atreyu faces Ygramul the Many, befriends Falkor the Luck Dragon, and solves the riddles of the three magic gates to meet Uyulala. From her he learns that only a human child can give the Empress a new name. In despair he faces his final test—the werewolf Gmork—and returns to the Childlike Empress without a new name. However, his quest has attracted a human child. It is Bastian himself who calls out a new name for the Empress, and the story rushes to its triumphant and moving conclusion.

 

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

 

Performances

New Events Coming Soon

Some of our previous shows...

Big
Peter Pan
Freckleface Strawberry
Peter and the Starcatcher
Hairspray (2)
Footloose
Hairspray
Les Mis
Into the Woods
Hobbit
Tilly the Trickster
Annie

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As an organization, we are focused on making the arts accessible to our community. We serve youth between the ages of 6-19 and have a zero participation fee policy so that anyone cast can be involved. We believe in the power of the arts to change a child’s life. If you agree, JOIN US! We are always looking for donors, volunteers, and ambassadors for the arts.











Mailing Address
PO Box 771
Van Buren, AR 72957