March 31, 2017
A Patio Playhouse Youth Theater Production
The Third Wave
By Joseph Robinette and Ron Jones
Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox
Produced by Peggy Schneider
For more info and tickets, go to patioplayhouse.com
March 31-April 15, 2017
Fri & Sat, 7:00pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FINAL PERFORMANCE ON APRIL 15TH IS A 2:00 P.M. MATINEE
This production will be featuring talk-backs after the performances on April 7th, 8th, and 9th with an actual student that participated in the class experiment in 1967. Please join us for this special event at no additional charge (but tickets will sell out quickly)
Youth - Drama The Third Wave is a true story about a high-school experiment in fascism that went out of control. Set in 1967 in Palo Alto, California, during the Vietnam war, racial integration and social revolution, the play centers around a young, popular teacher, Ron Jones, and his world history class. When a student asks how so many people could be led to deny the Holocaust of World War II, Mr. Jones decides to demonstrate by giving his students an exercise in discipline not unlike that of a totalitarian society. To his surprise, the students delight in the order and power of that discipline and relinquish their freedom in favor of the prospect of supposed superiority over other students in the school. The class adopts the name "The Third Wave," and soon many others, even from neighboring schools, clamor to be part of the "elite" group.
While this is a youth production it probably would not appeal to very young children.
About Patio Playhouse Community and Youth Theater:
Patio Playhouse is Escondido's only community theater. Established in 1967, Patio Playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido, and puts on a full season of entertaining, varied performances, including musicals, adult dramas and comedies, and a unique fee-free youth theater model which introduces live theatre to children through performance/crew opportunities and school performances. Patio Playhouse is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, please visit www.patioplayhouse.com or find us on social media.