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Spread the Love: Power Play by Lindsay Price

This week we Spread the Love for Power Play by Lindsay Price.

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Transcript

A shot is heard. Who shot whom and why? Welcome to this week’s Spread the Love. This week we are talking about Power Play. Power Play explores violence in the lives of teenagers. It always amazes me when adults are surprised that violence happens between teens, especially when they go out of their way to white wash and neutralize everything that teens do. But as one of the characters says, “violence is power and so is high school.” Craig what do you love about Power Play?

I love the unflinching honesty of the script. The play is about violence both physical and verbal and the issue is addressed head on. Now, this means that not every school will be able to do the play and sometimes it will take a bit of effort to get the administration on board. But for those who do, they’ll be richly rewarded. Lindsay what do you love about Power Play?

First and foremost I love that it is a play. It’s theatrical. The characters are vivid. And the end is not tied up in a simple after school special bow. It’s always been my philosophy that issue plays should ask questions, provide a platform for the discussion of questions and never solve the issue. And that’s what this play does. I’m very proud of Power Play and I am so proud that we have it in our catalogue.

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Craig Mason