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"Social Studies": A YPT SELECT Original Production

PERFORMANCES: May 19 to May 21

Book by Ryan Pifher
Music & Lyrics by Jon Provan

Seven girls. One Test. Multiple Choices.


A new musical written and created specifically for the all-female cast of our Youth Performance Troupe SELECT company.

Seven middle school girls from seven different walks of life get a surprise when they arrive for Day One of their 8th-grade social studies course - a virtual-classroom exam, part of a nationwide study, full of probing questions about their feelings, families and relationships. As they write, we eavesdrop on their thoughts. Through inner monologues, imagined scenarios and introspective songs, the girls discover who they really are, who they want to be, and the unseen connection between them. With a clever, hilarious book and an emotional pop-rock score, Social Studies is a wide-open window into the mind of the American teenager.