Theatre Targets Teens with Upcoming Production
March 28-April 6, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents “Deadly
Weapons”, a drama for older audiences of ages 13 and up. Written by Laurie
Brooks, whose “The Wrestling Season” was produced by the Theatre in the
spring of 2007, this powerful thriller explores the hazards and consequences of
reckless behavior among a trio of high school friends.
Jessie and Serena suspect that old man Leisner has murdered his missing son, so
they decide to break into his place to search for clues. When Leisner returns
unexpectedly, their seemingly harmless excursion goes horribly wrong. An
accident forces Moss, Jessie and Serena to make choices that reveal themselves,
their priorities and the true nature of their friendship in ways that they could
never have imagined. “Deadly
Weapons” challenges audiences to assess the nature of
responsibility and how, under extreme pressure, people can behave in surprising
and sometimes deadly ways.
serious subject matter is an opportunity for Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
to engage teen audiences, an important goal of Theatre programming. Tickets are
$10, roughly the same price as a movie ticket, and in addition to professional
, the show features a cast of three talented local high school students, as well
as a student Assistant Stage Manager.
production staff for “Deadly Weapons” also includes young talent from UNC
Charlotte. Lighting Designer Jonathan L. Dillard and Costume Designer Jeffrey
Hamby will both graduate from the University with Theatre degrees in the spring
of 2008, while Scenic Designer Micah Morrison is a recent UNC Charlotte graduate
with a degree in Architecture.
Weapons’ is a great combination of characters with authentic, urgent and
accessible voices and a story that challenges its audience while entertaining
and surprising them as well,” said Director Matt Cosper. “The real pleasure
of directing this piece has been working with young actors on a journey that
engages them artistically and ethically.”
times and dates are:
will be held in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn,
300 East 7th Street
. All tickets are $10. For tickets to the production, call the Children’s
Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website:
This special performance contains mature themes and is intended for ages 13 and
Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Annual Fund Drive of the Arts &
Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina
Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
The media sponsor for the 2007-08 season is WCNC-TV.
Airways: the 2007-08 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.