Advanced Theatre Class to Perform The Outsiders

BHS Theatre department presents The Outsiders.

by Tori Caroway and Alex Davis

Many people remember the famous line “Stay Gold, Ponyboy” from the book “The Outsiders.” If you loved the book or movie, you will not want to miss the theatrical production of this classic.

Candice Owen and her Theatre ll class are producing the play. The students chose it when they learned about Greek theater.

“This semester we studied Greek theater, and we wanted to do a play that represented those ideas,” said Owen.

The play’s connection to Greek theater might not seem obvious, but Owen said that its treatment of social issues and corruption of the government puts it in a similar category.

No matter how the play is classified, everyone, from the actors to stage management, seems to enjoy being in the production.

“I love the book, and Mrs.Owen’s class is so fun to work with.” said senior Kyle Tinsley. Tinsley is playing Ponyboy Curtis, the main character in the book.

Besides the people in the spotlight, there are people working behind the scenes to make the production happen.

“Anything in stage management is fun to me.” said stage manager and junior Kaylee Holland.

Though the production is fun for those involved, it is a serious play. Owen said that the play’s themes include stereotypes and social economic status.

“I think it will be a very powerful piece.” said Owen.

“The Outsiders” will be performed this Friday, January 6 at Brevard High. The play begins at 7:30. Tickets are for $5 for an adult and $2 for children.

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