Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s (GVT) Youth Education Program concludes their 2016 spring showcases with performances by the GVTeens and Conservatory classes. On May 6 at 7 p.m. the GVTeen Conservatory will perform an orginal Suicide Prevention Play. The GVTeens Showcase, Cinderella on Trial, is on May 17 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors (60+). For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
The GVTeen Conservatory students collaborated to write their own Suicide Prevention Play. Their story follows four groups of teens who have been impacted by suicide in various ways, and guides individuals to seek the proper support and help.
“I love the sense of community that happens within our after-school classes. The students bond and care for one another like they are one big family and these are friendships and memories that will last a lifetime,” Education Director Courtney Susman said.
Cinderella on Trial, specifically adapted for the GVTeens, is unlike any version of the Cinderella story you have ever seen! Dear Cinderella has found herself on trial for breaking curfew, juvenile incorrigibility, and animal conversion. Will the magical jury find her guilty? Will Judge M. Hatter keep order in the enchanted court?
The GVTeens have been meeting once a week and the Conservatory students have been meeting twice a week since January preparing these productions