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MRLHS Drama production: 'In our own back yard' by Rachel Lopez


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'When Chris, a popular, straight-A student, suffers the loss of his younger sister in a hit-and-run accident, he is left to struggle through the remainder of his high school career. But Jake Simmons, the star quarterback and class bully, won’t leave him alone and begins to torment Chris about his personal tragedy while taking bullying to a whole new level. Haunted by his sister and reeling in his pain, Chris decides to take matters into his own hands. In Our Own Backyard tells a story of profound loss, personal tragedy, teen angst and violence amongst a group of teenagers navigating their way through a very challenging time -- one week prior to a school shooting and one year later.'

*We would like the audience to take away a sense of ownership: of their words, actions and intentions with others. We welcome any and all who wish to receive this message and reflect on what is presented in this production. Please note the disclaimers at the bottom of this description.

Performance dates this year are May 11 at 7PM and May 12 at 1PM & 7PM

$7.00 for adults
$5.00 for students (Preschool to 12th grade), military (with ID) and seniors (65+)

A Gunshot sound effect off stage, bullying, discussion of familial death, gun violence, bullying and domestic abuse.
"Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company."