The Center of the Universe by Bruce Gevirtzman - Theatre for Teens

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About The Show
Experience this compelling new drama centered around two high school sweethearts torn apart by a senseless act of violence.

Journey into the past and gain new perspective on the present as stories from slavery and the Holocaust are woven with events inspired by today's headlines. The Center of the Universe will leave you motivated with an unforgettable message about the value of human life.

The Breakdown
Type: Drama
Audiences: Appropriate for audiences 6th grade and up.
Tech: Area staging. No set required. Minimal props.
Specific Costume Needs: Nazi, KKK Member
Cast: Flexible: 5-12 (with Double Casting)
Approximate Running Time: 40 Minutes

Topics Covered:
Prejudice, Tolerance, Racism, Bullying, Respect


Royalties
Royalites for this show are $75 for schools, and most smaller groups. Royalties may be higher based on ticket admission price, union-shows, larger theatres, etc.

To apply for permission to perform, click here.


Media Package Available
$150 Includes:
Customized Web Commercial with your school logo, student names.
Press Release Template
Logo Usage
DVD of a past perfromance for reference
Sample Questions for your Q and A
Production photos for reference


Rentals Available
This production features a gun-shot that is most effective with a professional stage prop gun ($75 Rental fee per week).

We can rent costumes (KKK Robe, Nazi Costumes) for this production as well as large Nazi Flags ($40 per week)
See photos below for examples

TEACHER, PARENT, AND STUDENT COMMENTS


“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! The Center of the Universe production was the highlight of Yellow Ribbon Week (School Safety and Violence Prevention Week) at Ridgecrest Intermediate School. The messages of tolerance, respect, and the importance of every human life deeplymoved our students and staff. Your enthusiasm and dedication to the education of our youth is inspiring. I wish you the best and hope to see you again at Ridgecrest."

Safe School Coordinator/Counselor
Ridgecrest Intermediate School


"Relevant and timely...The message of the program was excellent and well received by the students...it was heard by the audience because the actors were young and the students could relate to them. Our evaluations are overwhelmingly positive. The students enjoyed and benefited from the performance."

Secondary Education Conference Chair
33rd District PTA


"I was very, very impressed. I thought the script, acting, and message of the play were great. Our students really enjoyed it and I feel they learned a valuable lesson about tolerance, diveristy, and life. I wish I would have seen a play like yours when I was in high school. I think you guys are doing a great job in spreading this message."

Teacher
Redlands East Valley High School

 
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