Act V presents a show that will challenge the mind


If you want to see a show this November that will both challenge the mind and provide commentary on differing views, come out Nov. 9, 10, or 11 to Memorial Auditorium to enjoy a feast for the mind and eyes.

Act V is preforming Adam Rapp’s “The Metal Children.”

“The Metal Children” centers around Tobin Falmouth, an author who wrote a book that focuses the controversial topic of abortion, the play revolves around his book and the impact it has had on the lives of a small rural town in the middle of the American Heartland.

In such a setting, there is a very telling battle over freedom between the students of the local school and the strong community spirit that has been brought together against the book by the area’s Good Church of Christ.

Between the beatings, suicides and near deaths, “The Metal Children” instills a very prominent sense of how differently people see controversial topics and that there are intrinsic differences between all people. Despite all of this, there are still moments in which every character can be connected to another, where all champions of freedom can express their ability to endorse their right to freedom and appear innately connected to those who would otherwise see them repressed.

It is not just that the teenage girls in the area who wish for freedom of speech or the ability to choose their profession. Rather it is that they seek to make their stances as equals to any and all, despite societal pressures, known to everyone so as to show that times do change and that there is still room for social advancement, regardless of where or when it is.

The true essence of this work can be best expressed in the words of Vera, “The novelist might be the only true cultural revolutionary left,” whose words exemplify the very nature of play, as it pushes cultural and societal boundaries abound to provide a most impressively exhilarating performance for all.


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