Music, lyrics and book by Elizabeth Swados
Directed by Lou Moreno, Artistic Director of New York City’s INTAR Theatre
Nov. 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
School Matinee: Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
The Rand Theater
The jittery, desperate energy of youth fuels Runaways, a gut-punch of a musical that deftly blends different musical styles from pop to hip-hop, jazz to reggae. Creator Elizabeth Swados interviewed young addicts, con artists, and victims of sex trafficking —all homeless runaways and orphans— to craft a portrait of what it’s like to be a kid on the edges of society. Their stories — angry, joyful, both childish and grown beyond their years — will stay with you long after the last brilliant note has faded.
This production is recommended for children age 14 and up.
Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $15 general admission.