The Teen Festival is an evening of one-acts. Act I is presented by our Level I Ensemble Members (Grades 7-9) and Act II is presented by our Level II Ensemble Members (Grades 10-12).
Act I – HOODIE by Lindsay Price
“This shirt has to show everything there is to know about me, my absolute coolness, and demonstrate my abilities to reach the highest rung on the in-crowd ladder.” Teens face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me! Hoodie examines image and appearance in the vignette style and poses what may be the most difficult question of all – Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone? Presented on Friday, May 22 at 7:00 pm AND Saturday, May 23 at 1:30 or 7:00 pm.
THE LOCKER NEXT 2 MINE by Jonathan Dorf
It’s tough being a mid-year arrival in your junior year of high school. To make matters worse for Alisa, her locker is next to this sprawling shrine for a female lacrosse player who died in an auto accident. While the popular “M Squad” leads a school that is in a state of non-stop remembrance for Beth, Alisa is just trying to eke out enough space to get to her books. But her efforts to find breathing room lead her to discover that there was another passing that no one is talking about, and it’s left many of the school’s students trying to pick up their own pieces. When she connects with Brady, former student TV reporter who infamously had a meltdown in the middle of a broadcast, can they help the community take its first steps toward healing? A play about teen suicide and dealing with loss. Presented on Friday, May 22 at 8:30 pm AND Saturday, May 23 at either 3:00 or 8:30 pm.