Ben Edwards of Upper Arlington was among several central Ohio students to have their original work selected to be a part of the 27th annual Columbus Children's Theatre Child Writing Project.

Ben Edwards of Upper Arlington was among several central Ohio students to have their original work selected to be a part of the 27th annual Columbus Children's Theatre Child Writing Project.

The theme for this year's project is "Magic, Mystery and MAYHEM!"

Edwards is a Wellington School fourth-grader. His piece is titled "Softballs Aren't Soft."

His was one of 17 selected from among more than 900 submissions from K-6 students from around the state.

Stories are judged on originality, theatricality and distinct flair. Winning entries are adapted into a script and presented as a full stage production by CCT's Professional Touring Company. It was debuted last month in Dublin and will be presented at schools throughout Ohio.

The St. Charles Drama Department will present the Tony Award-winning musical "Urinetown" Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 14-16, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre, 2010 E. Broad St.

The comedy is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. A terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

For reservations, call the school at 252-6714. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.