Robert Kennedy, the head of the Amity Creative Theater Department does not shy away from critical social issues, and this year’s play in December, “The Wrestling Season” by Laurie Brooks, is proof of that.
In the past Amity students have tackled many controversial issues in their winter plays: homosexuality, suicide, school shootings and now “The Wrestling Season.”
This powerful, perceptive and poignant play tackles subject matter seldom addressed but vital to youth and their families: the search for identity and the peer pressure that accompanies it.
Using only the setting of a wrestling mat as a metaphor for the conflicts, betrayal, and complicated camaraderie experienced by most teens, eight young people struggle with the devastating power of rumors and how others see them.
An insightful glimpse into the destructive influence of gossip and clique behavior among young people, this exceptional family/school event offers insightful dialogue following each performance.
Originally Published on: Sep 3, 2015 @ 20:33
Second Publishing on: Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:33