Teen HYPE’s Ninth Annual Play: ‘Miseducation’
Date(s) - 03/14/13 - 03/15/13
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) presents its ninth annual play Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Millennium Center, 15600 J L Hudson Dr., Southfield, Mich. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and are on sale now at www.teenhype.org.
Inspired by the 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Teen HYPE’s 2013 play “Miseducation” takes place in the high-stakes performing arts industry, where image is everything and sex, drugs and bad relationships are frequently linked together.
Written by Toni Patrick and directed by Henri Franklin from Project Theater Company, the play stars the peer educators of Teen HYPE, a local youth development organization that uses theater to educate teens about issues such as peer pressure, violence, unsafe sex and teen pregnancy.
“Miseducation” explores the challenges of making healthy choices when motivated by the desire for fame. A shady music manager challenges young aspiring entertainers to examine their ideas about love, money, the media and respect. Through the eyes of the youth both in and out of “the studio,” the primary setting, we learn the significance of having common sense and good business ethics.
“Through ‘Miseducation’ we give our youth a glimpse of what they may face when out in the ‘real world,’ as glamorous as it may seem,” says Ambra Redrick, executive director of Teen HYPE. “Each day, we empower teens to make healthy choices. But even after graduating, they may face similar peer pressures as what they experienced in high school. Thanks to our talented writers, production staff and passionate performances by our peer educators, we offer a production that inspires others to make healthy decisions even when the pressure and stakes are at an all-time high.”
Tickets and Event Details
“Miseducation” takes place Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, at the Millennium Center, 15600 J L Hudson Dr., Southfield, Mich. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at www.teenhype.org. Ticket prices are $15 per person in advance, slightly more at the door.
Proceeds help support Teen HYPE in its mission to empower urban youth to thrive through theater programs and after-school education to prevent teen pregnancy, the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
About Teen HYPE
Founded in 2004, Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) empowers urban youth to thrive while strengthening their community. The organization provides cultural, educational, and personal enrichment experiences to help teens make positive choices, improve their quality of life, and become leaders in their schools and communities. For more information, call 313-831-8336 or visit www.teenhype.org. If you have questions about Teen HYPE or would like to get involved, please contact Ambra Redrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-831-8336.