Unfinished People: An Original Theater Production

Unfinished People: An Original Theater Production

Friday, June 2 at 7:00PM

Epoch Arts is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and we kick it off with the original play, Unfinished People. Beginning with a grassroots cast and crew, Epoch Arts has produced 20 years of original theater and has grown into a community rich arts organization. Writing original plays has been the backbone of the organization, especially with the variety of tense issues our youth face. “Working so closely to these issues, not only gives us a front row seat, but allows us to provide a positive outlet where our youth can voice their concerns and emotions about a world that at times, seems upside down,”  says founder and director Elizabeth Namen. This year’s play focuses on issues of social and economic differences, it looks at what causes separation, what distracts us from community involvement and how we can educate ourselves on issues that we know nothing about. Megan Crotty plays a character named Pruet who lives in a perfect diverse society. But when she is pulled out of that society and forced to look at the real world, she is shocked at how broken the world really is. “The play tackles current social and economic issues, as well as addresses the drug problems in this world that others seem to ignore. It teaches us that we need to be passionate and active members of our community, instead of being distracted by superficial things,” says Crotty. The play asks the question of how we spend our time, what superficial things we fill it up with and should we be investing in people, rather than things. Sixteen year old cast member Robin Leet says, “This isn't your average play. This show discusses important, sparsely spoken of issues, such as drugs, addiction and what it can do to a person, and the unhealthy things we consume ourselves with in daily life. We will speak of the vacancy in relationships and people caused by cell phones and other casual, everyday devices. We break down barriers you might not even know were there and bring attention to poverty, the middle to lower class, and how these issues can affect our community as a whole.” Join us to learn about ways to help our community as 20 students share an incredible lesson of unity and love. The two act play, Unfinished People, opens June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 7:00pm, 27 Skinner Street East Hampton, admission $7. You can reserve tickets at info@epocharts.org or by calling 860-365-0337. www.epocharts.org

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