‘All-American Boys’ play set for Oct.
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.