Teenage themes weave through play's storyline
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December 1, 2022
Fitting in, finding acceptance and making critical choices - as told by a group of misfits struggling with the consequences of bullying - is the message of Summerland's 2022 play production, "Freak."
Monique, played by senior Brynna Umphress, describes a scene she faces each day at 10:43 in "the scariest place on earth," the school hallway. The constant torment wears on her psyche.
The character says, "I know I should just suck it up and ignore it. Just pretend ... What did I do? What makes me the freak?"
Monique feels like a sideshow freak and disappears until she finds herself in an "unus...