The Possibility Project ? Baton Rouge, formerly known as City at Peace, will present an original musical at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus.
The title of this year’s performance is H.U.M.A.N. 101. As the musical begins, audiences will find themselves in a world of robotic beings looking to become more human. As the robots learn about how to connect with each other, they are presented with narratives illustrating issues from the everyday lives of teenagers, such as self-identity, bullying, teen pregnancy and suicide.
As the characters in each narrative learn how to break free of their isolation, the robots learn the importance of reaching out to make a connection in an increasingly disconnected world, and in turn learn how to become more human.
The 2011 Possibility Project cast is made up of teens, who not only are performing the show but wrote it, as well.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for teens and may be purchased by visiting http://www.blacktie-louisiana.com/tickets.
The show contains some mature language and content. Attendance of audience members under the age of 13 is strongly discouraged.
The purpose of The Possibility Project - Baton Rouge is to use the performing arts to empower diverse groups of young people to transform their lives and communities. The Possibility Project program is a combination of activities that examine the interrelationship of the problems and conflicts that youth care about, and often suffer from. It also develops their capacity for addressing these issues.
The Possibility Project cast has two goals each year. The first is to write, produce and perform an original musical from their lives and ideas for positive change, and the second is to design, execute and evaluate community change projects that will improve their cities’ communities.
The Possibility Project is a national/international program.
The approach is to develop teenagers into leaders, and then use their skills in the various systems that teenagers interact with, including educational, political, social and cultural. Through engagement in community volunteerism, participants learn the issues and get first-hand experience in affecting positive change for the issues.
For more information, call (225) 335-0322, or visit http://www.tppbr.org.