‘All-Amer­i­can Boys’ play set for Oct.

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DEN­TON — A play based on this year’s One Maryland One Book se­lec­tion, “All Amer­i­can Boys,” by Ja­son Reynolds and Bren­dan Kiely, will be pre­sented at both Caro­line County High Schools, with per­for­mances Fri­day, Oct. 7, at Colonel Richard­son High School Amer­i­can Cor­ner; and Fri­day, Oct. 14, at North Caro­line High School in Ridgely. Both per­for­mances be­gin at 7 p.m.

The play will be fol­lowed by an au­di­ence dis­cus­sion with the di­rec­tor and ac­tors. The play was adapted and di­rected by Keith Shaf­fer. All per­for­mances are free and open to the pub­lic.

The story fo­cuses pri­mar­ily on a black teen who is beaten by a white po­lice of­fi­cer, and a white teen who wit­nesses the in­ci­dent and must come to terms with what he has seen. The set­ting is Spring­field, a small city in an uniden­ti­fied state, which is un­der­go­ing so­cial change and strug­gling to cope with it.

Each year, the One Maryland One Book se­lec­tion is cho­sen by Maryland Hu­man­i­ties from ti­tles sug­gested by the gen­eral pub­lic, ed­u­ca­tors, li­brar­i­ans, schools, book clubs and other part­ners. The cho­sen book must be able to gen­er­ate sus­tained dis­cus­sion on the year’s theme, be of in­ter­est to peo­ple in the state of Maryland and ap­peal to a wide range of readers of dif­fer­ent back­grounds and read­ing lev­els.

Copies of the book are avail­able at all three branches of Caro­line County Pub­lic Li­brary, as well as other pub­lic li­braries across the state. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1.

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