US/THEM is inspired by the Beslan School Siege in 2004, when armed Chechen rebels stormed a school in Russia, taking hostage over 1,100 students, parents, and teachers. It ended three days later with 700 people injured and 334 people dead; 186 of them children.
Us/Them is a haunting, surprising, always captivating account of the siege as told by two young hostage students.
It offers a child's understanding of coping with trauma and why people commit unthinkable acts.
Mature Themes. Adults and Students 13+
Carly Wijs wrote this play to start a conversation about a challenging topic. Let's talk in the safe space of the theater.
Each performance will offer a post-show discussion led by a licensed trauma counselor from Centene Corporation.
$20/adults $10/students & adults 65+
Free for Active Military & First Responders
STUDENT MATINEE GROUP TICKETS:
Only $10 each and includes one free Adult admission with every 10 students, a post-show talkback, plus takeaway information and class activities for Teachers. (Prices for Student Groups honored for any scheduled performance. Please make prepaid reservations or pre-purchase online tickets so that we expect your group. Thanks!)
Presented with Support from Bath House Cultural Center
and The Milford and Patricia Hammerbacher Grant.