|EGF High School presents "A Friend Like Artie"|
East Grand Forks High School will present the one-act play, “A Friend Like Artie” Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. Special guest performers will join them at the East Grand Forks Performing Arts Center.
“A Friend Like Artie” explores the question of why we treat anyone who is "different" so cruelly? Why must we recede into our own narrow social world of friends as part of the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood? "A Friend Like Artie" will tear at your heartstrings—and your conscience.
The message of "A Friend Like Artie" is: Growing up is painful. Jennifer "Britts" Britain is 13 years old today. She has planned a party for herself and her best friend, Artie. Artie is 17, but he's more like seven. Britts is the brightest thing in his life. She teases him, big-sisters him, teaches him how to have fun. But now Britts is 13. A teen-ager. A young adult. Her peers remind her that it's time to put away childish things. Including Artie. It's time for her to grow up. But what about Artie? He'll never grow up...
The cast of Artie recently won second place honors at the Minnesota State Subsection One Act Play Competition in Stephen-Argyle, and performed at the Section One Act Play Festival in Crookston. The play is directed by Benjamin Klipfel.
There is no cost to attend the production.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Director, East Grand Forks High School Theatre (One Acts), firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-0857