York YWCA presents community performances of ‘Reach’ Feb. 8 and 9

Hear what teens today are challenged with during a community performance of “Reach” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Arthur J. Gladfelter Community Room at the HACC York Campus, 2010 Pennsylvania Ave., York. The student-based theatrical performing group will present the one-act play, which runs 75 minutes. It contains some adult language and themes and might not be suitable for children younger than 13. Tickets are available online or at the door. They cost $10 for adults and $7 for students. Get details and tickets.

“Reach” started in the spring of 2008 when Ben Hodge encouraged Central York High School students to write about their problems. In 2009, drama students traveled to New York City to read the script for members of the Dramatists Guild, including award-winning playwright John Pallotta. They were invited back to perform at an off-Broadway playhouse. Productions have also been stage at the Capitol Theatre in York, Penn State, York Little Theatre and most recently at the National Federation of Families Conference in Washington, D.C.

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