Games Dad Didn’t Play

Games Dad Didn't Play

By Jeremy Schaefer

At Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square

Sept. 14 – 17, 2017

Public Performances
Sept. 16–17
The Grandel Theatre
Sat. at 7PM
Sun. at 2PM

School Performances
Sept. 14–15
The Grandel Theatre at 10AM
(Ask about additional program opportunities)

Play Honored at
“The Purple Crayon Player’s PLAYground Festival of Fresh Works”

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Lucas and his mom are starting over: a whole new city, a whole new school, a whole new beginning. Games Dad Didn’t Play follows Lucas in his new life as he struggles to come to terms with everything he doesn’t remember, or want to believe, about his dad in prison. So he imagines a whole new dad; one who hadn’t hurt anyone.

As the stories of his imaginary dad become more elaborate, Lucas’ new best friend, Eddie, grows suspicious. When Eddie learns the truth, he accuses Lucas of being as “bad” as his father. Unsure of what to do, Lucas lashes out. Eventually, with a little help from mom, Lucas begins to understand he doesn’t have to repeat his father’s “scared mistakes.” He may not be able to change what happened in the past, but he can make his own choices.

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Berges Family Foundation

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Arts & Education Council Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis  US Bank

Special thanks to

Prison Performing Arts
Prison Performing Arts involves incarcerated youth and adults in the performing arts to inspire intellectual curiosity and personal development. We nurture discipline, teamwork and communication skills necessary for successful re-entry into society. We encourage members of the larger community to connect personally with program participants, and we offer continuing programs for participants who have been released. PPA is delighted to support the work of Metro Theater Company.

For more information, contact Michael B. Perkins, Metro Theater Company Community Engagement Manager at community at metroplays dot org or 314.932.7414 x106