York Drama Fest's 'Snow Angel' and 'Frostbite' Examine Teen Angst, Self Awareness
Two one-act plays hit the stage next weekend.
York High School Drama presents two one act plays in this year's Winter Drama Festival Feb. 8-10 at York's Baker Auditorium.
The first play, Snow Angel, is by David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rabbit Hole (Festival 2010). A mysterious girl steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. What Eva's searching for—and who she truly is—becomes a mystery that baffles, divides and energizes the teens. Snow Angel is a funny and eerie tale of teen angst, discovery and the power of believing.
The second, developed at the world renowned Guthrie Theatre, is Frostbite, by Lisa D’Amour. On a chilly night with nothing much to do, Sheila, Kira and Matt head to a clearing in the woods in search of any kind of excitement. In place of partygoers they find a scrawny, shivering kid who claims to be more than 100 years old. As The Kid enacts his epic story, each teen must face his or her own hopes and fears about identity, adventure and love.
These are powerful stories about how we often let other people’s perceptions and expectations shape who we are. The stories examine how high school kids either break through or succumb to those perceptions and how giving into other's perceptions can lead to issues with self esteem, depression and destructive or wasteful behavior. The recommended audience for these plays is later middle school through adult.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Source: Jean Carlquist