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For Healthy Living Program
Research shows that using drama in schools is an effective method for transferring information to students in a way they can easily understand and remember. Children's Theatre of Charlotte has the unique ability to use dramatic productions to grab and hold students’ attention and present situations where characters must choose how they deal with difficult social issues. This season we launch a new production, Liars, which will tour all CMS Middle Schools (details below).
Through the Drama for Healthy Living Program, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention is presented to all middle schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. The goal of this important program is to create positive change in students at a critical point in their lives. During the season, we anticipate serving approximately 10,000 CMS students through the Drama for Healthy Living Program. We know from listening to countless students and teachers that this program reaches young people in a way a simple class discussion or lecture never could.
Alcohol and substance abuse continue to be tough issues for young people; behavior patterns formed at this age can have an impact on students for the rest of their lives – for good or bad.
Our Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention program is made possible in part through the generous support of the Mecklenburg County ABC Board.
Written by Dennis Foon
Directed by Mark Sutton
Lenny and Jace are classmates. Despite apparently different personalities, they have one thing in common: they are both children of an alcoholic parent...
Children’s Theatre is excited to offer Liars, a play that addresses alcohol and substance abuse. Liars deals with the effects that a parent’s addiction to alcohol can have on a family, and the strength and support that Lenny and Jace find in their discovery that they are not alone in their problems. The goal of the play, which supports NC Essential Standards in Health Education for eighth graders, is to give students information concerning alcohol and substance abuse to make healthy, informed, positive choices and choose effective ways to deal with peer and societal pressure. The production is recommended for ages 12 and up.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board.