Boston Theater group returning to Newport

in Newport

NEWPORT — The HealthWorks/NEKLS Coalition and Orleans County Restorative Justice Center are sponsoring performances and youth workshops with the Boston-based theater group the Improbable Players, as well as local actor Rusty DeWees.

The Gateway Center will be the venue for a September 23rd performance at 7:00 p.m. of the Improbable Player’s program “Running on E,” which is a story about four friends, divided by their opinions about drinking and drug use.

The show is described as a vivid portrayal of the hope and reality of recovery.

The Improbable Players use theater to address public health issues and solutions to those issues through improvisational workshops and performances.

Four actors from Improbable Players will present the program at NCUHS on September 23, followed by an afternoon improv workshop. The show will be held at Lake Region Union High School on September 24.

The Improbable Players performed at NCUHS in April and worked with youth to develop skits, and did a public program of performances ending with a dialogue with the audience in Newport. Following the workshop with Improbable Players, NCUHS students continued working on skits, and performed for middle school students in Lowell in June.

Rusty DeWees, local actor and comedian, also has taken time to promote positive lifestyle choices among high school age kids through his career.

Following the Improbable Players workshop, DeWees will meet with youth at Goodrich Memorial Library on September 30 at 3 p.m. to help develop skits with positive messages to perform at local middle schools. He will start off the workshop by performing comedy and music.

Workshops are for ages 12 through 22.

For more information contact Lesley Becker, HealthWorks Coalition Prevention Coordinator, at 802-334-2725.

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