November 1—November 4, 2017 7:30 pm
November 9—November 11, 2017 7:30 pm
November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
November 8, 2017 10:00 am
This event does NOT occur on:
UMass Amherst Campus
Music, lyrics and book by Elizabeth Swados
Directed by Lou Moreno, Artistic Director of New York City’s INTAR Theatre
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 event is recommended for children age 14 and up.