This production is a set of four or five unconnected stories about love, enjoyed, gained, lost and destroyed. It is written and performed by students from Yucaipa High School, Yucaipa, California.

Each piece is a monologue and is performed by its writer. It tells the story of a relationship; of a wife and her husband; of a young child and his mother; of a teenager and her parents. In each case the shadow of death is present. Within the short time that each piece lasts such a clear picture is drawn that the audience feels a complete understanding of the relationship and the pain of its ending.

The writing of these pieces is first-rate, particularly given the ages of the writers and the fact that the events described are so far outside their own experiences. Their performances are also extremely convincing.

This is a moving and meaningful production. Well worth seeing.

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The Blurb

This piece is a premiere performance of the work of Yucaipa High School playwrights. The themes of love, loss and transformation are explored in an assortment of original works - dealing with the human soul in its rawest form.

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