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Good Kids

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  • Written by:
    Naomi Iizuka
  • Directed by:
    Kimberly Griffin
    Lisa Jackson-Schebetta
  • Dates:
    November 11, 2015 - November 22, 2015
  • Show Times:
    Tues - Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
  • Location:
    Heymann Theatre


Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday, and everyone at school is talking about it.  The problem is, Chloe can’t remember anything about that night. Set in an American mid-west high school and inspired by current events, Good Kids explores the very public aftermath of a sex crime and its cover-up. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

Good Kids Events

Wednesday November 11 - Preview
Thursday November 12 - Opening Night with post-show reception at Bridges

Post show conversations - Friday November 13 and Friday November 20 with Dr. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Theatre Arts), Sharon George (“It’s On Us” at Pitt), the Rainbow Alliance, the Pitt Multicultural Association and PAAR

Saturday November 21- Candlelight Vigil for victims and survivors


Go deeper into the issues and the production: pittgoodkids.weebly.com

Good Kids is free to students
Adults $12.50

Good Kids is sponsored by

The University of Pittsburgh Student Health Service, Nancy Welfer, the University's Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), The University of Pittsburgh’s Inter-Fraternity Council, The University of Pittsburgh’s Humanities Center, The Provost’s Office Year of the Humanities at the University of Pittsburgh, The University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Reviews

“You don’t want this sort of thing to hap­pen any­where, and cer­tainly not with high school stu­dents. We hap­pen to be at a uni­ver­sity,” said Kim­berly Grif­fin, who is co-di­rect­ing the pro­duc­tion with Lisa Jack­son-Sche­betta. Ms. Grif­fin said stu­dents al­ready have come forth to say, “ ‘I’m re­ally glad you’re do­ing this play,’ ‘this hap­pened to me,’ ‘this hap­pened to my friend,’ ‘I’m an RA, I see this sort of thing all the time … .’ ” Read the full review »

"It's encouraging a lot of them to think about their own life here on campus and the decisions they see being made, or are a party to a part of, differently," said Griffin. "And I think that's what you kind of always want to be the case with theater. Sometimes it happens, and often it doesn't." Read the full review »

“A relevant and emotional production with excellent technical design…” Read the full review »

Playwright Naomi Iizuka tackles a difficult subject with grace, honesty and even a sense of poetry in Good Kids. The University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts does full justice to the 2014 one-act with a solid ensemble directed by Kimberly Griffin and Lisa Jackson-Shebetta in the intimate Henry Heymann Theatre. Read the full review »