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The bright minds of the NHHS theatre program have been touring their production of "If You Only Knew" for the past weeks and they've agreed to do one more show in Bancroft.
For those of us who caught the show on May 10, a return performance is welcome news.
The thirteen students who workshopped, wrote, produced and performed this incredible piece of theatre say they want to make a difference.
And that's what they did when they took the show on the road.
Many lives have been touched.
The play follows thirteen high school kids through a couple of days of life in a small town.
In the play there are the cool kids, the kid who thinks she's fat, there's a kid who's not out to his friends and the popular girl who's breaking under the pressure. There's a kid who's always moving from town to town and there's the kid with the voices in her head.
These thirteen represent so much of what is real and so much of what we, as adults, sometimes don't understand.
And through some of the toughest parts of the show- when the audience is silently holding their breath- we do understand.
The message is there in each scene- it's great to be young with your whole life ahead of you and it's tough to be young with your whole life ahead of you.
From scene to scene the universal theme of hope comes through.
If you're young you might make bad decisions but you can make it better.
If you are young you will be forced to make tough decisions but they will be your decisions.
And if you have friends, even one friend, anyone who will listen, it gets easier.
And that's what the kids have been sharing with audiences for the past weeks.
You are not alone. You do not have to struggle alone. There are friends and there are professionals who will listen and together we can make it easier.
The characters show how life is about supporting others and when we can't find the strength we need it's time to find others to support us.
This show is a backstage pass into the life of teens in our community. The show is professional and entertaining and it's pretty hard to get it out of your head.
We Can Make a Difference Productions brings their show "If You Only Knew" to the Bancroft Village Playhouse on June 9. These kids have earned their place on a professional stage. They have an important story to share and now is the perfect time to listen.