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June 7, 2024 7:30 pm
June 7, 2024 9:30 pm

June 7-9 & 14-16
All Straw Hat performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals

Directed by Kim Godfrey Warren and Zach Adkins
When Ren McCormack and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he’s prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, Shaw Moore, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. As Ren clashes with Moore, many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pits a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
PLEASE NOTE: this show includes strong language and mature themes including domestic violence and the death of a child.

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Event Details
Date :
June 07, 2024
Time :
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue Details
Straw Hat Theatre
2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula
Ashtabula Arts Center