The Growing Stage will next present THE BULLY SERIES as a part of their continuing Studio Presentation productions beginning May 6th with rotating performances of The Secret Life of Girls and The Lord of the Flies till May 28th. All performance are at 7:30 PM and suggested for young adults 5th grade and older. (Note..it's approved for us adults too, ...and a perfect all family event).
The Secret Life of Girls written by Linda Daugherty and directed by Lori B. Lawrence focuses of the effects of cyber-bullying and the impact it can have not only on a teenager, but their family as well. "I'm going to tell you a secret—and I don't want you to tell. The secret is about me—about my life—how it will never be the same again." In this honest and unflinching dramatization of teen-girl angst, a window is opened into the tumultuous and destructive world of girls' bullying. Based upon interviews with girls on the giving and receiving end of bullying, the play highlights the impact of "cyber bullying," the facilitation of mean-spirited behaviors through the use of cell phones, text and instant messaging, e-mail and chat rooms.
TGS Executive Director, Stephen L. Fredericks and company artist David Spellman direct The Lord of the Flies adapted by Nigel Williams from the award-winning book by William Golding. A plane crashes on a deserted island. The only survivors are a group of school boys. They live in a land of bright exotic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are inhabited by a terrifying beast. Before long this well behaved group has turned into a bloodthirsty and murderous tribe… William Golding’s first published novel, The Lord of the Flies, is a modern classic. Years later he said that writing the book was 'like lamenting the lost childhood of the world'.
The Studio Presentation Series provides young people with the opportunity to work with the professional production team of the company. The cast of The Secret Life of Girls features the talents of Lizzi Scarpone, Liz Rosa, Jorgi Smith, Mackenzie Miller, Dana Kluczyk, Catherine Berry and Ashley Brace. The cast of The Lord of the Flies ensemble features Michael Grant, Ben Fredericks, Joe Feula, Jacob Meth, Pierre Got, Dominick Garatino, Matthew Fralley, Dalton Allison, Zac Baccaro, and Jake Wallace.
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"The Wizard of Oz"
The Growing Stage is a professional member theatre of the Association of Actor’s Equity and is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.