MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of young aspiring actors and other theater students are converging on the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis for a crash course in putting on a play.

More than 400 students from schools all over Minnesota are Saturday expected for the Minnesota State Thespian Festival. It’s a day of continuous activity that includes workshops in acting, movement, stage management, technical theater and more. Students interested in technical aspects of theater production will also get hands-on learning opportunities.

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One-act plays put on by students will be performed throughout the day on the Guthrie’s thrust stage.

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The event is sponsored by the International Thespian Society, which bills itself as the world’s largest honor society for theater arts students.

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