When a plane crashes on a remote island, a group of students are the sole survivors. From the prophetic and virtuous, to the lovable and brutish, each attempts to establish control as the reality of their situation sets in. The conflicts that arise throughout the story reveal the students’ capacity for empathy and hope, as well as illuminating the darkest corners of the human spirit. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the characters decide who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be.
The struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites the audience to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks.
Presented with Two Casts! This world-famous novel was written solely about boys. But almost 70 years later, with a greater understanding of the equal nature of all people, Director Lawrence Long and the Tri-School Productions casts feel that using both single-gender casts give us equal yet distinct impressions of modern society as a whole.
The show will encourage the audience to explore with them: When you take away social pressures and expectations, at what point does it not become a story about boys or girls, but about all of us?
Male Cast: October 25 & November 1 • 7:30pm
Female Cast: October 26 & November 2 • 7:30pm
Gellert Auditorium, Junipero Serra High School