S.E. Hinton, who wrote this modern classic when she was 16 years old, comments: “The Outsiders, like most things I write, is written from a boy’s point of view. That’s why I’m listed as S.E. Hinton rather than Susan. (I figured most boys would look at the book and think ‘What can a chick know about stuff like that!’) None of the events are taken from life, but the rest—how kids think and live and feel—is for real. The characters—Dallas, who wasn’t tough enough; Sodapop, the happy-go-lucky dropout; Bob, the rich kid whose arrogance cost him his life; Ponyboy, the sensitive, green-eyed Greaser who didn’t want to be a hood—they’re all real to me. Many of my friends are Greasers, but I’m not. I have friends who are rich, too, but nobody will ever call me a Soc—I’ve seen what money and too much idle time and parental approval can do to people. Cool people mean nothing to me—they’re living behind masks and I’m always wondering “Is there a real person underneath?” This entirely practical stage adaptation deals with real people, seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life, caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich and his tough, underprivileged “greaser” family and friends. In the midst of urban warfare, somehow Ponyboy can’t forget a short poem that speaks of their fragile young lives.
All Seats $10.00. General Admission. No Discounts Apply.
Around the area...
Bluffton University 419-358-3239
Ft. Findlay Playhouse 419-422-4624
Lima Civic Center 419-224-1552
Niswonger Performing Arts Center 419-238-6722
Ohio Northern University 419-772-1900
Ohio State University-Lima 419-995-8382
University of Findlay 419-434-5335
Van Wert Civic Theatre 419-238-9689
Wapakoneta Theatre Guild 419-738-2248
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Wapakoneta OH 45895