RSS Drama will host their final performance in the drama studio this June 2 & 3 when senior students present Juvie, by playwright Jerome McDonough. Next year, they’ll be moving into their new digs at the new school.
Juvie takes place in a juvenile detention centre, portraying the stories of the youths locked up inside. An arsonist describes the fires that drive away the darkness; a heroin addict recounts her tale of a burglary gone wrong; a teenager relives the moment she hit a boy with her car, then fled away.
Drama teacher Theresa Browning said the play’s serious themes will challenge the young actors.
Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on June 2 and June 3. Tickets are available at RSS, or call 250-837-2137.
Who’s in the play? Here’s a list of the characters:
Jean / Coach (Female) – 15 Burglary, Assault, Progressive Drug withdrawal. She is a heroin addict. She does not want anyone to bother her, but she doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. Very emotional and out of control before the end of the show. She will be charged with murder before the play ends.
Sunny – 16 Female, Assault, unlawful flight. Drinker and smoker who got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and then fled to save herself. Ends her scene in a car accident.
Carey – 16 Female. Leaving the scene of an accident, hit and run. Plagued by the images she sees over and over in her mind.
Skip / Hank / Old Man – 16 Male, DUI. Reckless driver who believes that he owns the road and he can do no wrong. Thrill seeker and drinker.
Andrew / Clerk – 15 Male, communicating gambling numbers. A simple minded boy who does not understand why he is in trouble all he does is his job. Always bounced from home to home.
Matthew / Father – 14 Male, Shoplifting. A well off kid who’s parents wouldn’t get him new videos so he stole them. Very confused and out of place in jail.
Pinky / Sammy / Mother(s) – 16 Female Drug possession, dealing. A very cruel and heartless character who believes that the only way to get ahead is to be the top dog. She is also a druggy who will feel worse as the play progresses.
Jane Doe / Mother’s Voice / Teacher – approx 13 Female, run away. Comes from a home filled with domestic disturbances. She is tired of listening to it so she ran away.
John Doe / Preacher – 16 Male. Theft of a police vehicle, joyriding, under the influence on several drugs. Angry and not sure of his life.
Sean / Scam /Child’s Voice – 16 Female resisting arrest, vandalism. The world is against Sean is her mind. She talks about scratches. Marks people leave on her as a person. So now she is going to scratch back.
Phylly – 15 Female. Arsonist. She feels most comfortable in the light of a fire.
Leah- 15 Female, Kidnapping. She is in love with the child she is babysitting to a point of obsession. She runs away with the little girl she takes care of because the family will no longer allow her to see the little girl.
Felicia Van Leur
June / Social Worker / Psychiatrist – 16 Female. Charged with Voluntary Manslaughter. Confused, belongs to a gang, but really is scared of what can happen. Terrified of the what the future may hold.
Dina / Elizabeth Sims – 16 Female. Charged with Criminal Homicide. Acts tough and pretends she isn’t scared of anything, but really she is terrified. Always puts on as strong front.
Guard 1 / Policeman – age unknown, Male. Prison guard just doing his job, he cares but has seen too much over the years and has become immune to it all.
Guard 2 / Father – age unknown, Male. Prison guard just doing his job, he cares but has seen too much over the years and has become immune to it all.
Voice Over / Technical