The Clearwater School presents Gated by Megan Hart
Featuring our ensemble cast: Epiphany Stalcup, Jacy Scott Laakso, Jaime Lambey, Mara Campbell-Klein, Michael (Jesse) Campodonico, Olivia Allen, Zoe Hoffman
Directed by: Stephanie Sarantos and Jacy Scott Laakso
We are very excited to produce Gated and hope that you will join us for one or more performances. Please forward this announcement to friends, familyand others who may enjoy it. We specifically searched for a play that had an ensemble feel and discovered this new play.Gated was a Finalist for the 2015 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and an Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroys List. The characters and tone of the play resonated with us and the story is embedded in relevant, alive themes that we think about and discuss at school most every day.
About the play, playwright Megan Hart says: "GATED takes place over the course of one evening in a home in an affluent suburban community. Upstairs, the couple of the house has invited another couple over for a dinner party, while downstairs the couple’s teenage daughter is having two of her friends over for a sleepover. It’s about what happens when private tragedies are made public, about the small ways we exert power and privilege, about mean girls and mean grown-ups, and etouffe and middle school. I think it’s funny and a little bit scary. I’d love to continue working on aspects of it and am hoping to find a place or process to develop it further. But mostly I’d love to see it done!"
We are so happy to be performing it and invite you all to attend. There are no overt content warnings, but some strong language and subtle reference is used--parents of younger children feel free to consult with me.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with day and time and number of people in your reservation:
Friday 4 May at 7:00 pm
Saturday 5 May at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday 6 May at 7:00 pm
Admission is by donation. We recommend and appreciate $10 per person, but never want money to be a barrier to your attendance.