The Outsiders Presented by the Excalibur Players
Mandatory Parent Meeting
About the Show
Based on the book by S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders is a coming of age story. This stage adaptation deals with real people, seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life, caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids—the Socs—and his tough, underprivileged “greaser” family and friends. While the Socs appear to have everything, the only thing a Greaser has is his friends. As these young people try to find themselves and each other, as the sadness of sophistication begins to reach them and their battles and relationships reach a resolution, Ponyboy’s dying friend, Johnny, sends him a last message … “I’ve been thinking about the poem that guy wrote. He meant you’re gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you’re a kid everything’s new, dawn. It’s just when you get used to everything that it’s day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That’s gold. Keep it that way. It’s a good way to be.” This is a play about young people who are not yet hopeless about latent decency in the midst of struggle.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 1 at 1:00 pm
Audition Sides and information will be posted in the End of May.