Original Play “Wake Up” to Benefit AspellPosted: August 30, 2016
“Once again, the community has seen the talents of the students at the University School of Jackson. Two years ago, WRAP teamed up with Erica Davidson, US theatre teacher, and four USJ students to write a play about domestic violence in attempts to educate the community on signs to recognize abuse and how to help the victims.
Now, they are teaming up with Aspell Recovery Center in hopes to break the stigma of drug addiction. Ms. Davidson has been guiding three upper school students, Harrison Hamm, Sydney Lofton and Lauren Nicola, in writing a heart-wrenching play about who drug addiction really affects and the consequences behind the disease.
The play, entitled “Wake Up,” will be performed on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on September 25 at 2 p.m. The cost of admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. All proceeds will benefit Aspell Recovery Center.
“It was such an honor to be asked the first time to make such a contribution to our community. I was a little overwhelmed when we were asked the second time,” said Davidson. “I knew with such talented students that we could, not only write a compelling script, but have the students to bring that script to life.” Please join us in the Blankenship Theater the weekend of September 23 – 25 for the original production of “Wake Up.” Please note this play is not suitable for children.