The Eastside Players of Madison East High School are please to announce a special performance of PUSH, featuring a talk back with playwright George Cameron Grant.
PUSH tells the story of Eve, a young woman dealing with the loss of her brother, Billy, in the corner of a subway station. The play asks the question “What would it take push someone over the edge?” Eve remembers the events leading up to Billy’s tragic decision, and attempts to make sense of what it means for her as she find herself on the same subway ledge. PUSH deals with bullying, harassment, sexual preference equality, and ultimately finding hope. PUSH contains mature language and themes.
George Cameron Grant is a playwright, composer, designer, living in New York. He is an 8-time Samuel French Off-Broadway Festival participant, and has been published by Samuel French and Baker’s Plays. PUSH was a finalist at the strawberry Festival. As a designer, he has created posters for films including Monster, Y Tu Mama Tambien, and Amadues.
The Eastside Players produce full length and one act plays at Madison East High School, and also make up the school’s Drama Club. It is the Eastside Players’ mission “To provide a safe, rigorous environment for all student to practice and explore the collaborative art of theatre while producing challenging, thought-provoking productions for the communities of East High and Madison, Wisconsin.” The performance of PUSH is the Eastside players’ entry into the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival.
PUSH will be presented on November 2, 2012 at Madison East High School at 2222 E Washington Ave in the Margaret Williams Theatre at 7pm. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by email by contacting producing director Paul Milisch at firstname.lastname@example.org . The performance will be followed by a talk back with the playwright, cast, crew, and director. Questions can be directed to Paul Milisch at 608-219-7515.