A NEW MUSICAL ABOUT OPIOID ABUSE AND ITS IMPACT ON TEENS & FAMILIES
Book by Jim Jack
Music and lyrics by Anna K. Jacobs
Directed by Portia Krieger
Appropriate for middle school and up
WHEN: 7 PM on November 1, 2019
WHERE: New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Don't miss a FREE performance of ANYTOWN by George Street Playhouse's Educational Touring Company
Star athlete Hope Baker sports a 4.0 GPA and limitless potential. But when a boy she likes offers her one little pill to reduce the pain from a soccer injury, Hope makes a decision that rapidly transforms her dreams into an escalating nightmare. With her future at stake, will Hope get the help she needs before opioids destroy everything she cares about?
Based on interviews with families struggling with the disease of addiction, opioid prevention experts, law enforcement officials, and educators, this original musical will empower audiences with the knowledge to make positive decisions to avoid substance abuse. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health are the state-wide sponsors of Anytown and provide need-based funding for this program to schools that are able to demonstrate financial need.