No Way to Treat a Lady: Theatre for Teens Series
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The last date listed for No Way to Treat a Lady was Thursday February 23, 2006 / 7:00pm.
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An emotional performance aimed at teens and their parents will take place at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts as part of Phantom Projects Educational Theatre Group’s “Theatre for Teens” series. No Way to Treat a Lady, a play about teen pregnancy, A.I.D.S., and the physical and emotional consequences of teen promiscuity will be the second production of the 05-06 Season.
California ranks first in the United States for pregnancies among adolescents. The current annual cost to taxpayers in California for births to teen mothers is estimated at $1.5 billion and total costs to society run $3.3 billion. With no new strategies to educate teens about pregnancy, the California Department of Finance (CDF) conservatively projects a 23% increase in annual teen births in California within 5 years.
The production, which was inspired by 35 years of true stories told by students of veteran Language Arts teacher Bruce Gevirtzman, mixes humor and harsh drama to bring the message home. The event drives a unique approach in that it will feature an inspirational group of performers composed of real teens portraying characters of pregnant teens, young parents, and other situations common on high school and middle school campuses across the U.S.
The young cast ranging in ages 14-21 will also make themselves available in the lobby of the theatre after the show to continue the discussion, hoping to make a difference in the lives of their peers. Theatre is a powerful tool, and this is one that all teens and parents could certainly work with.
No Way to Treat a Lady written by Bruce Gevirtzman, directed by Steve Cisneros will be presented by Phantom Projects Educational Theatre Group.
About the Ticket Supplier: Phantom Projects Theatre Group
Phantom Projects Theatre Group was created in 1997 by Steve Cisneros, when he was just 17. Since then, the company has produced and toured 50 productions, sold nearly 100,000 tickets, and presented a mixture of new and classic works out of their home at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and other venues throughout Southern California.