Lower Merion High School Showing Student-Written Play for Free Thursday

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ardmore Patch

By Max Bennett (Patch Staff)

"The Time We Give Each Other" is about how to process trauma, truth, and rumors in the modern world.
Local students, many from Lower Merion School District, will be performing an original play written by area students for free this week thanks to the Lower Merion High School Home & School Association.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, the Lower Merion High School will present "The Time We Give Each Other," an original play written by area students that centers around how we process trauma in our modern world with truths and rumors muddying the waters.

The community is invited to attend the free show, which is a production of the Wolf Performing Arts Center's Butterfly Project, which aims to produce plays that address an issue of social justice and are performed by young actors in sixth through12th grade.

"The Time We Give Each Other" is about nine students who find themselves isolated from the school administration in a lock down situation.

"Using only their phones and each other, they attempt to unravel the cause of the lock down," the play's description reads. "When credibility is measured in 'Likes' and rumors spread with the swipe of a finger, where can the truth be found?"

The show is appropriate for audience members in seventh grade and up.

This performance is also associated with the Interschool Council's three-month long programming centering on technology and teens, Lower Merion School District said.

Check out the Interschool Council's schedule below:

Screening of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids and How to Break the Trance plus a presentation from internationally-renowned speaker Dr. Nicholas Kardaras on Thursday, March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Villanova Connelly Center Cinema.
Screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Welsh Valley Middle School.
For more information on the Wolf Performing Arts Center's Butterfly Project., including past and future shows and the project's goal, visit its website here.

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