‘Dead Serious’ play here this weekend

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An important musical play for teenagers that had its performances here canceled last month due to winter weather will be coming to Switzerland County.

“Dead Serious About Life” is a play performed by a group of young people who are a part of ‘Mishpachah”, a non profit group based out of Mason, Ohio.

The play has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 22nd-23rd in the Switzerland County High School cafeteria. Due to a boys varsity basketball game that night, the performance this Saturday, February 22nd, will be at 2 p.m.; while the Sunday, February 23rd performance will be held at 3 p.m., as originally scheduled.

Tickets for both performances are still available, and can be ordered by calling toll free (800) 459-7268. There are a limited number of tickets for both shows, and tickets may also be available at the prior to each performance if they are not sold out. Tickets are $8 in advance; or $9 at the door.

The group currently has 36 teens who perform with them, representing 18 different high schools and 22 different churches in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

The music, lyrics and dialogue are vibrant and reflect the culture and diversity of American teens today. Although the main story line is teenage suicide, it also deals with all the other issues that teens today are facing like drug addiction, sex, bullying, cutting, alcohol abuse, self-esteem, and teen pregnancy.

Unlike other musicals, “Dead Serious” presents real life to the kids.

For more than 24 years, the group has been performing the musical in high schools, churches and youth conventions. Last year alone, the group performed to over 10,000 teenagers and counseled over 1,000 kids following our concerts.

The performance is being brought to Switzerland County as a combined effort by local churches of all denominations, because of the importance of getting information to teens and helping those who may already be struggling.

For more information locally, contact Pat Lanman at 427-2311, days.