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Recess

Keep It Movin’ Productions, New York, NY

Posted: 07/8/2011 8:55 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/15/2011 2:45 PM | Updates

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The Cinematheque (Venue 7), to July 23

Little Sherita Johnson is having a tough time in the schoolyard. Most kids pick on her and her teacher, Ms. White, seems determined to find fault in everything she does.

Written and performed by New York’s Una Aya Osato, this poignant drama shows how children’s circumstances, and the way adults perceive and respond to them, can profoundly affect the way they respond to the world.

Osato is a physical force, and heartfelt in her performance. She fully occupies the stage and slips easily in and out of the schoolyard personalities who live there, including Ms. White, self-important, judgmental and blind to the real needs of her students; Teesha, a good-hearted kid who never gives up on Sherita; and of course, the struggling Sherita, trying to tough out her life. More than fun and games, Recess gets you thinking.

— Wendy Burke

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Winner of "Best Female Solo Show" at the San Francisco Fringe, Recess takes audiences into the hearts and minds of children growing up in New York City. Not just relevant to youth, or those who work with youth, Recess is about how and where inspiration can be found if we take the time to listen to those who typically do not get heard.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under)

Babes in arms permitted.

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language

http://www.recesstheplay.com/

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Updated on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:45 PM CDT: Adds review

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