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Mar 1 - 2, 2018  |  Ohio Theatre School Matinee Performance: Darius & Twig Playhouse Square Community Engagement & Education

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  • Thu  |  Mar 01 10:00 AM
  • Thu  |  Mar 01 12:00 PM
  • Fri  |  Mar 02 10:00 AM
  • Fri  |  Mar 02 12:00 PM
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Based on the novel Darius & Twig by New York Times Best-Selling author, Walter Dean Myers; Adapted by Caleen Sinnette Jennings; Directed by Eleanor Holdridge.

On Harlem's 145th Street, teenage best friends Darius and Twig dream of a world beyond the confines of their daily lives. Darius is a writer, whose latest story might be published in a magazine--if only he can keep his alter ego, a fierce falcon, in check. And Twig is a runner, whose speed and endurance might bring him a scholarship--if only he can impress college scouts at an upcoming meet. But with Darius's mother barely scraping by, pressure from Twig's uncle to give up racing, and bullies Midnight and Tall Boy constantly on their case, these true-blue allies may not truly be free to use their gifts. 

Based on the award-winning novel by Walter Dean Myers, this captivating tale about the power of friendship takes the late author's "unerring eye for what's real and meaningful in life" (Newsday) to depict visceral scenes of inner-city struggle with sensitivity and wit. Street-smart and suspenseful, playful and profound, Darius & Twig is ultimately the story of two young men who must overcome obstacles by finding the best within themselves. (Please note: This play includes choreographed staged violence and a prop gun.)

Running Time: 60 minutes
Recommended Grade Level: 6 & up

To schedule a field trip to a school performance, please complete our PDF order form and submit by mail or fax. Full payment or a non-refundable 20% deposit are due with your order. Ticket prices for school performances vary. Members of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District may use the subsidized rate of $3 per ticket for 12 p.m. performances. For assistance in scheduling your field trip, please call Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909.

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To book a field trip for a School Matinee performance, please contact Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909 or [email protected].