|Nobody Suspects a Butterfly
| Open: 10/23/08 Close: 10/24/08
Chris Henry & Royal Family Productions (RFP) presents a two-night benefit, remounted performance of the acclaimed multimedia work in progress, "Nobody Suspects a Butterfly." The story centers on a small town in New England reeling from the suicide deaths of five young athletes. In the aftermath, the media descends on the town to find the "truth." Instead, they accuse the football team and the coaches, tearing the community apart. Based on a true story, this multimedia production is told through flashbacks, dance, and football. Henry notes that the play is not a documentary, but rather "a story that passed through me and onto the page about boys whom I shared roots and a connection."
This mainstage production will benefit RFP's Afterschool with Chris Henry, which provides a quality drama experience for students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Henry continues the tradition of using theatre to build confidence, self-expression, focus and teamwork. Students choose what role they want to play in the production - we hold no auditions. John Cariani ("Fiddler on the Roof") joined the students for the show, allowing the kids to shine on stage with a seasoned actor. This year, the students are again working with Cariani as well as Jesse L. Martin ("RENT", "Law & Order").