On October 20th, from 9:30am - 10:30am, Brocton Central School has been selected as a venue to host The Inner Star, a play put on by students of SUNY Buffalo State college.
The play is offered to all local schools free of charge, and addresses student experiences such as quarantining and remote education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The performance is 30 minutes long, followed by a 30-minute interactive, experiential workshop.
Below is a short description of the play:
Imagine a time in the not-too-distant future, where a not-so-unfamiliar virus has consumed the world. Now, imagine a time in the not-too-distant future where not-so-different social injustices have negatively controlled people all over the world. Finally, imagine being a not-so-happy teenager in the middle of this heavily oppressed world---what’s a teen to do?! Top it all off with the typical pressures of adolescence: insecurity, anxiety and the desperate search for finding one’s identity. What does all of this add up too? Say hello to Star, a bright 15-year-old girl whose unique appearance keeps her in a self-imposed social prison. Despite her parent’s encouragement, she prefers not to be seen and resides in a lonely place where bullying is impossible. Until one day when she is magically lifted from her isolation and dropped into an astonishing land of segregation, hate and enslavement. The inhabitants of this dark world see Star as their bright light towards a world of Unity, Love and Freedom. The big question: How does Star see herself? Witness her amazing journey as struggles to find her Inner Star.