MAY 11, 2006 -- Kids in the area are taking their ideas to the stage. Thursday afternoon, crews set the stage for a series of plays debuting Friday night courtesy of Big Dawg productions. All of them are written and performed by local kids ages 9 to 16. The shows range from fairy tales and comedies to more insightful pieces on sibling rivalry and family dynamics. The shows will be performed in the Studio Theater at Thalian Hall. Opening night is Friday, May 12 th, at 8pm. Shows run through the weekend.