The psychological damage of bullying is the focus of Eleazar Catter’s play The Poets: A Play in 2 Acts. The play follows two teenage boys: Santiago, a suicidal poet, and Tommy, a super-human boy who lives in Santiago’s closet. Together they navigate an awkward and hostile adolescence. “I read about a 16-year-old boy, Brandon Elizares, who took his own life in El Paso recently,” says director Stephanie Morris via e-mail. “He was gay, and his last note read, ‘I couldn’t make it. I love you guys.’ It broke my heart. And there are dozens of articles with similar stories that I read every week, and every week my heart breaks a little more. It has to stop.” A portion of ticket sales will go to the Trevor Project, a foundation dedicated to preventing suicides among LGBT teens. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Through July 8. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation. For information, call 832-865-3413 or visit www.freneticore.net.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3:30 p.m. Starts: June 29. Continues through July 7, 2012