Overview

Round House’s 18th annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play presents two coming-of-age one acts by celebrated playwrights, creating a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. In Nick Gandiello’s How The Moon Would Talk, a group of high schoolers grapple with questions of loss and grief, seeking connection and meaning in a seemingly random universe. Naomi Iizuka and Ryan Pavelchik’s Freak  weaves a tale of exclusion and othering, using an Ancient Greek myth to address urgent contemporary themes. With eloquence and empathy, these two one-acts depict the triumphs and tragedies of being young in a broken world, and trying to put the pieces back together.

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The Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company is a pre-professional program for the next generation of theatre artists. Round House gathers the region’s most creative young theatre artists and provides mentorship to them as they work on a play at our theatre. Selected students shadow productions on the Round House stage, attend events and master classes with Round House company members, and work closely with professional artists and practitioners at every step of the process.

The program culminates in The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play, which is directed, designed, stage managed, and performed by high school students. The Sarah Play Metzger Memorial Play was established by the Metzger family and friends to celebrate the memory of Sarah Metzger, an inspiring and active member of the theatre community, who was killed in an automobile accident during her freshman year of college.

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Full Company at Opening Night
Full Company at Opening Night
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Xander Toti and Alyssa Taylor in FREAK
Xander Toti and Alyssa Taylor in FREAK
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Hank Harris and Kana Seiki, and Griffin Boswell and Nate Mitchell in FREAK
Hank Harris and Kana Seiki, and Griffin Boswell and Nate Mitchell in FREAK
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Abigail Cannon and Miles Solomon in FREAK
Abigail Cannon and Miles Solomon in FREAK
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Ellie Strickland, Xavier Monroe, Nate Mitchell, and Miles Solomon in HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
Ellie Strickland, Xavier Monroe, Nate Mitchell, and Miles Solomon in HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
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Ellie Strickland, Nate Mitchell, Xavier Monroe and Miles Solomon; and Ellie Strickland, Graciela Luna, Legacy Chang-Santos, Alyssa Taylor in HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
Ellie Strickland, Nate Mitchell, Xavier Monroe and Miles Solomon; and Ellie Strickland, Graciela Luna, Legacy Chang-Santos, Alyssa Taylor in HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
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The cast of HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
The cast of HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
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Nate Mitchell and Legacy Chang-Santos in HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
Nate Mitchell and Legacy Chang-Santos in HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK
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