Next week, the SMUS Student Theatre Society unveils its latest show, an original play co-written by SMUS teacher Jennifer Fraser. Distortion tells the story of Alex Dysart, a gifted musician at a performing arts academy who suffers from dyslexia. The show moves backwards from Dysart’s attempted suicide to the two weeks leading up to his crisis and his interactions with his family, fellow students and teachers.
The students are all talented musicians and they move back and forth from Debussy and Beethoven to contemporary songs like Nirvana’s “Dumb” and Radiohead’s “Creep.” The play is a contemporary look at an education system that struggles to accommodate learning exceptionalities, while at the same time, explores the concerns of twenty-first century adolescents.
May 25 & 26 at 7pm | May 28 at 1 pm & 7 pm
Copeland Lecture Theatre
$5 for students/$8 for adults