Jackson-Reed Players – New Show!
The wait is over! The Jackson-Reed Players’ winter show, “Girls Like That” is opening in the Black Box Theater on February 9th, 10th, and 11th at 7:30 PM! Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for adults. Cash, Venmo, and PayPal will be accepted at the door. Ticket sales open at 6:30, so we recommend getting there around then.
We are accepting cash, Venmo, and PayPal donations for the Players at the door as well! If you aren’t familiar with us, we are a completely student run theater club at Jackson-Reed that puts on three productions a year. Please consider donating so we can continue doing what we love!
About the Show – “Girls Like That” explores the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology. When a naked photograph of Scarlett goes viral, she becomes the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. But while rumors run wild and everyone forms an opinion, Scarlett just stays silent. Reactions from Scarlett’s classmates reveal the misogyny, double standards, and bullying that are ever-present in high school environments today.
“Girls Like That” details the expectations and social standards that are placed on women from a young age. Each character develops insecurities, becoming more aware of their bodies and how others perceive them as they get older.
While everything around the girls changes as they grow, the St. Helens girls stick with them, even as they enter a larger high school. What begins as a community of memories and comfort turns to one of toxicity and judgement. Peer pressure amongst the St. Helens girls results in conformity and a cycle of bullying that is devastatingly directed at Scarlett due to jealousy and a need to feel superior.
When the girls realize they might have made a huge mistake with their consistent hateful comments, will their guilt cause them to treat their peers with kindness, or continue the cycle of harm?
Content Warning: This show contains strong language, assault, bullying, misogyny, mentions of suicide, flashing lights, and other themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.