Silhouette troupe to stage regional premiere starting this weekend


Michelle Hurtubise and Cortney Patston star in the Sihouette Theatre Company’s production of “Jailbait.” (Photo courtesy of the Silhouette Theatre Company).

The Silhouette Theatre Company may be one of the metro area’s youngest troupes, but that relative inexperience hasn’t kept it from tackling tough subjects. That flair for the risqué is set to persist in the company’s production of Deirdre O’Connor’s “Jailbait,” a regional premiere set to kick off on July 7 at the John Hand Theatre in Lowry. The action takes place over the course of a single night and centers on two young female protagonists.

From the company’s press release: “High-school sophomores Claire and Emmy make a game of posing as college students in order to meet older men. Brash bachelor Mark thinks a night out with attractive girls will be just what his friend Robert needs to recover from his recent breakup. When this unlikely foursome collides, they discover some surprising and dangerous compatibilities. But when Emmy encounters the sexual expectations of the slick Mark, and Claire finds herself surprisingly drawn to the heartbroken Robert, both girls must decide how far they are willing to go while playing at adulthood. Smart, funny, and disturbing, Jailbait asks the question: When do you really become an adult?”

“Jailbait” runs from July 7 to Aug. 5 at the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place in Lowry. Tickets start at $15. Information: 303-999-9143 or online at www.silhouettetheatrecompany.org.

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