New Plays for Young Audiences presents “Speak”

New Plays for Young Audiences presents “Speak”

New Plays for Young Audiences presents “Speak”

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Speak by Laurie Brooks is adapted from the popular book by Laurie Halse Anderson and is presented June 15 at 7 p.m. and June 15 at 2 p.m. This play tells the story of outcast Melinda as she enters high school. It’s not going well. Her old friends won’t talk to her, and others just glare at her or make fun of her. Struggling with classes, friends and home life, Melinda retreats into her head, where she hides a terrible secret that won’t go away. Her grades drop, she gets into trouble and even though her parents try to help in their own way, Melinda will not talk to them. Then, a painful confrontation at a school party forces her to face the truth about what happened to her. With help from a friend and an unsuspected teacher, Melinda discovers she must share her secret. This moving young woman has realized that although it’s hard to speak up for yourself, keeping silent is worse. Directed by Barry Kornhauser. Best enjoyed by ages 12-18. Content warning: There is a reference to rape and sexual assault. Free tickets can be reserved here ( beginning May 1. Find out more on the script website. There is also a pre-show event co-sponsored by TYA/USA, more information found on the reservation site.

The 26th season’s rehearsed readings are presented at the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St. General admission tickets are free and audience members must reserve seats ahead of time. You can find a reservation link for each reading after its description below. Audiences will be invited to their seats 15 minutes prior to each reading.

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06/15/2024 @ 07:00 PM (EDT)

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