PILLAGER -- "Whether she lives or dies now is largely a matter of her own will."
Thus begins "The Girl in the Mirror," this fall's Applied Dramatics theater presentation by Pillager students scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Jan. 17 and 18 in the Pillager Performing Arts Area.
"The Girl in the Mirror," by Bruce Jacoby, is the story of Susan Connors, a potential suicide victim who lies in a coma. With the help of characters known only as the "Speakers," the audience and Susan are led through a journey showing Susan's life up to her attempted suicide. The audience witnesses this journey back through her life and is able to see it from a different perspective. The audience and Susan see that there may be an alternative to her death.
This play is about life, communications, feelings and, most important, self-knowledge. It is a truthful and dramatic creation of a teen's perspective of the life around her, not only as she sees it but also of how it really is.
This Applied Dramatics production is double cast with one cast performing Friday and Saturday and another cast performing Jan. 17 and 18. Thirteen first-time actors mix with 16 experienced cast members to complete the two casts.
Performing Friday and Saturday will be Sara Heinrich, Rocky Daly, Anna Thurmer, Brian Rhett, Bridgette Horn-Wyffels, Luke Kavanaugh, Katie Rasinski, Tony Mason, Trisha Loucks, Melinda Hasty, Sasha Mattson, Christina Nichols, Ben Peterson and Leah Morrow.
The Jan. 17 and 18 cast includes Kim Thomas, Grant Fuchs, Anna Thurmer, Jenny Harne, Samantha Sullivan, Tony Szczocdroski, Kass Sullivan, Jason Eastman, Pam Lease, Amanda LaPlante, Sean Burnham, Chelsy Buscho, Nate Schneufer and Shana Dobrzynski.
This production is directed and produced by Dave Vieths in cooperation with the Dramatic Publishing Co.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $4 for adults and $2 for students, with Huskies activity passes accepted.
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