The Metcalf Drama Experience continues its tradition of presenting thoughtful, original productions with the premier of “By Standing,” a winter drama about the harm caused by indifference and inaction.
The play looks at what happens when a society collectively says “It’s not my problem,” choosing to be indifferent and allowing those inflicting harm to continue unchecked. The problem is not a new one, but maybe the solution is.
“By Standing” offers audiences a chance to see these challenges from a fresh perspective, putting names and faces on many of the ways intentional indifference shows itself. The play also offers options — simple, small examples of courage — for viewers to take with them out of the theater and into their everyday lives.
In its 21 years of existence, the Metcalf Drama Experience has focused on never-before-seen shows to offer a unique experience for both students in the cast and crew, and for audience members. “By Standing” is written by Metcalf Middle School director and teacher Steven Orth.
Performances are Jan. 10-12 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Metcalf Middle School gymnasium, 2250 Diffley Road in Burnsville. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door. Google "Metcalf Drama" for more information.