When Rayne Inkster, 10, decided to donate proceeds from her play to allow a less fortunate student to take theatre lessons, she was hoping to raise $50.
She ended up raising nearly 10 times that amount.
"We're up to $490," said Rayne's mother, Nadine Inkster. "People were really generous with donations and buying (snacks and drinks) and helping out. It was a really big joint effort."
On Aug. 10, Rayne and 17 of her friends put on two shows in the carport of her home in the Sunshine Hills area of North Delta. The play, titled Just Another Fairytale, is an original debut work by Rayne.
"We must have had close to 45 people for the first show," Inkster said. "And in the front row a bunch of little 8-and 9-year-old brothers, and they open the curtain and all these people are staring at them...they forgot some of the props they needed.
"But the second show was seamless.
Maybe 30 people attended but it was really well done and everybody remembered their lines. I think the girls are all really proud of themselves, and (Rayne's) already started writing another play."
This fall, Rayne will present the money to Surrey-based EJS School of Fine Arts, where she learned how to act.
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