Youth in trouble? It’s great theater!

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Sex, drugs and family dysfunction — it’s all fodder for the young playrights of Off The Hook, a teen troupe that presents its sixth annual production on Nov. 20 and 21.

This year’s mix includes short dramas about bullies and families, including one in which a boy runs away from his mother only to befriend a man who turns out to be his father. In another, an underdog and his tormentor become best pals.

The plays are a “bare-bones production,” said Candice Sering, program director, but the dramas succeed because they all come straight from the students’ imaginations, honed by their lives in the hardscrabble ’hood.

“[The shows are] unique to our neighborhood and true to Red Hook,” Sering said.

Sixth annual show by Off the Hook at PS 15 [71 Sullivan St. between Van Brunt and Richards streets in Red Hook, (718) 395-3218], Nov. 20 at 7 pm and Nov. 21 at 3 pm. Free.

Updated 5:15 pm, July 9, 2018
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Jane from Park Slope says:
Oh children, tell me your street-wise tales of your "lives in the hardscrabble ’hood". Your bare bones theater production will change my world view by regurgitating the same old tired story about how tough and real your little lives are. And I am sure that the lack of prodction values will only make it more real. Can't wait!
Nov. 13, 2009, 5:37 am

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