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Geyer Family YMCA's Star Wars Evening Is Huge Success

This article was written by James Goodger, director of the Geyer Family YMCA

Geyer Family YMCA's Star Wars Evening Is Huge Success Geyer Family YMCA's Star Wars Evening Is Huge Success Geyer Family YMCA's Star Wars Evening Is Huge Success

 

They came in huge numbers—and watched as Darth Vader tried to turn Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and the entire Galaxy to the Dark Side.

"There is all the candy in the world on the dark side," said Darth, played by Marlon Pollard.

"Really?" said Luke, played by James Goodger. "What else is on the dark side?"

"Rides, the most up-to-date electronics, burgers, fries and bacon fat," Darth said.

Chewbacca, played by Matt Mazur, sniffed the air and growled with joy at the thought.

Luke, conflicted, looked at the crowd of 90 'citizens' ages 5-12 and asked...

"Should I turn to the dark side?"

He received a loud unanimous "NO!"

The performance was part of "An Evening With Star Wars." Indeed, 'An Evening with.....' at the is fast becoming a signature program, a program that succeeds because it is built on a foundation of children's creativity, imagination, and their love of play.

During "An Evening With Star Wars," Leah was played by Whitney McOmish, Jabba the Hut was played by Amy Costa, Obi-Wan was played by Terrence McCarthy, R2D2 was played by Anna Smith, a Tauntaun was played by Cynthia Garcia, and Jawa was played by Kristin Herzog.

Yoda's home, Dagobah Swamp, was lifeguarded by Lauren Sharkey.

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