The 16th Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play
Adapted from her novel of the same name by Megan McCafferty
Performed by The Round House Teen Performance Company
March 16 – 18, 2018
Sloppy Firsts introduces audiences to Jessica Darling, a 16-year-old high school student who suffers a major blow when her best friend suddenly moves away. Like a John Hughes character for the twenty-first century, Jessica taps into the inherent humor, drama, love, and heartbreak of the teen experience. Sloppy Firsts is a fresh, funny, utterly compelling story about how it feels to drag through the dark days of high school.
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.