Author photo

By LuAnn Schindler

Teenage themes weave through play's storyline

Dramacats place third in district contest


December 1, 2022

Tammy Bearinger | SAM

Misfits • (center) Monique the freak, played by Bryna Umphress, contemplates her future as other sideshow characters push her to make a decision.

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...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023

Rendered 11/07/2023 23:05