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IndyFringe: Luminary

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 4:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., Tue., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 1:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. 2011

Today in school I got killed. Or not. Luminary follows the everyday life of Corrine and Brian as they wrestle with the dynamics of growing up in our messy world of love and lovelessness. What secret does Brian have, literally, inside him? Can you buy it at Target, or someplace farther out of town?

NUVO review
3.5 stars

Local theater artist Diane Kondrat worked with teens, teachers and parents to create this script about how social networking technologies compound and pressurize the already fraught process of finding one’s identity and developing relationships. The story, in part about a boy who seemingly falls to earth, consists of multiple strands employing a large ensemble cast to convey a message as emotionally affecting as it is troubling: our inventions are making a society that’s already inhospitable to kids’ fragile and formative brains even more difficult to navigate. - David Hoppe

Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12

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