Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bringing Fire -- Original Student Production in Philadelphia

Bringing Fire
By the SLA Student Playwrights

After a new and eccentric neighbor -- who may or may not be a superhero -- moves into the community, changes start to take place. When the Mayor tries to take away the newcomer's home in order to start building a casino, the community responds. Bringing Fire explores family, love, and justice, and asks the audience to consider: Who is a hero?



Opening night is almost here! The hard work put in by over 35 students (approximately 10% of the student body at my school) is paying off. And we're in connection with Casino Free Philly, as we're using the play as an opportunity to get more Philadelphians plugged-in to the fight for community -oriented and -controlled development.

Also, our show got a shout-out in the city-wide Art Contest against the casinos.

Come see the show:

Friday, March 6th at 7pm
Saturday, March 7th at 2pm (with post-show Q&A with the Playwrights)
Saturday, March 7th at 7pm

$3 for students
$5 for general admission
Free for children under 10

Science Leadership Academy
55 N. 22nd St.
Philadelphia PA

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