The play is told through verse, characters and poems, says DeWolf. Its the new, emerging hip-hop theater; its certainly not traditional theater. Its a dissection of where school shootings come from. Why do kids want to kill kids? What brings them to that boiling point? Is it the education system? Is it the media? Sex abuse? Bullying? What teenagers go through these days has nothing to do with what adults prefer they went through. Its not just about acne and who do you want to go to the prom with.
In Spite of Everything promises some answers. If you come into the theater with no understanding of why kids come to school armed, why kids think about suicide, I think youre going to walk out with a lot of those questions answered. 8 p.m. today and tomorrow. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For tickets and information, call 713-335-3445 or visit www.diverseworks.org. $15.
Tue., March 18, 8 p.m.; Wed., March 19, 8 p.m., 2008