From: Robert Kennedy
Date: December 1, 2010 7:48:26 AM EST

The Amity Creative Theater presents its fall production BANG YOU’RE DEAD by William Mastrosimone  on December 10th, 2010 at 8pm at the Amity High School Auditorium.  

Presented to the student body as part of Amity High Schools advisory program; Bang Bang You’re Dead is a one act play written by William Mastrosimone in 1999 to raise awareness of bullying, school violence and its causes. According to Mastrosimone, it “is a drama to be performed by kids, for kids” for free. The plot focuses on Josh, a high school student who murders his parents and five classmates. It is strongly based on the events surrounding Kip Kinkel’s shootings of his parents on May 20, 1998 and 27 of his classmates at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon on May 21, 1998. The first production of this play took place at Thurston High School and many of the student actors in the play had been victims in the shooting.  As of October 2009, the play had been performed over 25,000 times.   While the play deals with the subject of school violence there is no strong language in the play and no guns or weapons appear on stage at anytime.  If there were a parental rating on the show it would be “PG”.  Following the play there will be a question and answer session with the director, cast and crew.

This play is made possible by a generous grant from the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.

There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted for the Pettite Family Foundation. The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION honors the memories of JENNIFER HAWKE-PETIT, HAYLEY ELIZABETH PETIT and MICHAELA ROSE PETIT by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives. The Foundation’s funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

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Rob Kennedy- Theater Arts Teacher
Amity High School
25 Newton Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525