photography / video by Alec Bouchillon
September 5-21, 2019
Kristen Lazarchick and Eric Berg
For ages Adult to 13.
Bath House Cultural Center
US/THEM by Carly Wijs
A Children's Play about Terrorism
directed by Katy Tye
Since January 2019, there have been 1,454 terrorist attacks and 6,547 fatalities worldwide.* updated 9/17/19
How do we discuss the atrocity of Terrorism?
How does it affect us? How does it affect our kids?
US/THEM is inspired by the Beslan School Siege in 2004, when armed Chechen rebels stormed a school in Russia, taking hostage over 1,100 students, parents, and teachers.
It ended three days later with 700 people injured and 334 people dead; 186 of them children.
Us/Them is a haunting, surprising, always captivating account of the siege as told by two hostage students.
It offers a child's understanding of coping with trauma and why people commit unthinkable acts.
Mature Themes. Adults and Students 13+
Carly Wijs wrote this play to start a conversation about a challenging topic. Let's talk in the safe space of the theater.
Each performance will offer a post-show discussion,led by a licensed trauma counselor from Centene Corporation.
Make It Happen:
WEEK 1: Thursday, September 5 / 8pm PWYC PREVIEW
Friday, September 6 / 8pm OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, September 7 / 8pm Opening Weekend
WEEK 2: Friday, September 13 / 8pm
Saturday, September 14 / 2pm Matinee
Saturday, September 14 / 8pm
WEEK 3: Friday, September 20 / 8pm
Saturday, September 21 / 2pm Matinee
Saturday, September 21 / 8pm CLOSING NIGHT
$20/adults ... $10/students & adults 65+
Free for Active Military & First Responders
Shows for Student Audiences:
WEEK 2: Tuesday, September 10 / 1:30pm Matinee
Wednesday, September 11 / 1:30pm Matinee
WEEK 3: Tuesday, September 17 / 1:30pm Matinee
Wednesday, September 18 / 1:30pm Matinee
STUDENT MATINEE GROUP TICKETS: Only $10 each and include one free Adult admission with every 10 students, a post-show talkback, plus takeaway information and class activities for Teachers. (Prices for Student Groups honored for any scheduled performance. Please make prepaid reservations or pre-purchase online tickets so that we expect your group. Thanks!)