The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association is pleased to present the musical Runaways, November 8 – 11. The musical, conceived and written by Elizabeth Swados, originally debuted off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 1978. It was revived in 2016 and presented at New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center concert series. The Hotchkiss production will be directed by Marcus Olson, instructor in theatre at The Hotchkiss School. For Runaways, Elizabeth Swados researched the lives of actual teenage runaways in 1970s New York City, even casting some of the teens in the production. The musical itself has a non-traditional structure consisting of a series of scenes, songs, poems, monologues, and dances.
The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association production “is sometimes nerve-wracking, often moving, and tells difficult stories of real kids who ran away from home. The cast is terrific – approaching the serious subject matter with artistry, imagination, and empathy,” says Marcus Olson. Olson adds that due to the musical’s content it is most suitable for ages 12 and over.
The Sunday matinee performance will benefit the AdoptUSKids Foundation, a national project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families. AdoptUSKids.org.
November 8 – 10, 7:30 pm
November 11, 2:30 pm
Tickets: $10, $5 for students and seniors
Cash or check only: buy at the door
Reservations are not necessary
The Hotchkiss School
Walker Auditorium on the lower level
11 Interlaken Road