CSM Cause Theatre Provides Glimpse Into Minds of Today’s Teens

CSM Cause Theatre presents “What I Want to Say But Never Will,” an exploration of what is on the minds of our nation’s teenagers. With performances on all three campuses, the curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10 and at 8 p.m., Oct. 11 and 12 at the Fine Arts Center on the La Plata Campus; at 8 p.m., Oct. 17 in Building A, PFA-119 on the Prince Frederick Campus; and at 8 p.m., Oct. 18 in Building A, Auditorium on the Leonardtown Campus.

The show answers the question; if you could say anything you wanted, without any consequences or judgment, just what would you say? Written by Alan Haehnel in 2010, the play is based on student responses from around the country and told through monologues and anecdotes from the playwright himself. These confessions range from a hilarious rant on an art teacher's bad breath to a touching piece of advice from a brother leaving for the Navy.

“This is a show that explores the internal problems of teenagers. Be prepared for an emotional experience,” says CSM’s Student Director Danielle LeDoux of Indian Head. Casting includes Taejiana Curtis of Waldorf as Deb, Isabel Pope of Waldorf as Jeanie, Sean Smith of Waldorf as Mr. Alan, Horace Brandon Jones of Cheltenham as Ben, Jacob LeJeune of California as Max and Alexis Miller of Gambrills as Shelley. Jamie Burroughs of Mechanicsville is the stage manager and Kaytlin Medley of Waldorf is the understudy for all female roles. 

The Cause Theatre program produces challenging and timely theater pieces that address social and health issues. This program provides a unique forum in which audience members are encouraged to consider how subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes and behaviors affect experiences and actions.

Cause Theatre offers several shows per semester, each addressing a different topic ranging from health concerns such as substance abuse, sexual health and body image to social issues such as sexual orientation, racism, women’s issues and sexual assault, and suicide. Each performance, bringing to light a different social issue, is designed to be informative and challenging.

Upcoming Cause Theatre productions include “Reentry” in February and “But I Said No” in March, dealing with the social issues of returning veterans and acquaintance rape, respectively.

Ticket prices are $5 for all ages. Contact the Box Office about advance purchase at bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or www.csmd.edu/arts.

For season ticket or ensemble combination ticket information, visit www.csmd.edu/arts or call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.

 

 

Calendar Listing

CSM Cause Theatre: What I Want To Say But Never Will. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10; 8 p.m., Oct. 11, 12. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road.  CSM Cause Theatre investigates the social issue: What Do Teenagers Think? If you could say anything you wanted, without any consequences or judgment, just what would you say? This play explores this simple but intimate question, offering a glimpse into teenagers' most private thoughts. Told through monologues and anecdotes from the playwright himself, these confessions range from a hilarious rant on an art teacher's bad breath to a touching piece of advice from a brother leaving for the Navy. $5 all ages. For tickets, contact the box office at bxoffc@csmd.edu or call 301-934-7828.

 

CSM Cause Theatre: What I Want To Say But Never Will. 8 p.m., Oct 17. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, PFA-119, J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. CSM Cause Theatre investigates the social issue: What Do Teenagers Think? This play explores this simple but intimate question, offering a glimpse into teenagers' most private thoughts. Told through monologues and anecdotes from the playwright himself, these confessions range from a hilarious rant on an art teacher's bad breath to a touching piece of advice from a brother leaving for the Navy. $5 all ages. For tickets, contact the box office at bxoffc@csmd.edu or call 301-934-7828.

 

CSM Cause Theatre: What I Want To Say But Never Will. 8 p.m., Oct 18. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road. CSM Cause Theatre investigates the social issue: What Do Teenagers Think? This play explores this simple but intimate question, offering a glimpse into teenagers' most private thoughts. Told through monologues and anecdotes from the playwright himself, these confessions range from a hilarious rant on an art teacher's bad breath to a touching piece of advice from a brother leaving for the Navy. $5 all ages. For tickets, contact the box office at bxoffc@csmd.edu or call 301-934-7828.

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