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Troupe staging 'The Outsiders'
The Outsiders cast members include (from left to right) Josiah Mancha as Two-Bit, Corey Hollinger as Sodapop, Brent Feasel as Darry, Daniel Gregory as Ponyboy, Timothy Cella as Johnny, and Dalton Millek as Dally. - photo by Photo provided.

Richmond Hill Community Theatre will present the stage adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s novel "The Outsiders" on May 13, 14 and 15 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

The play deals with real people, as seen through the eyes of Ponyboy Curtis, a young "Greaser" who is caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids ("Socs") and his tough, underprivileged "Greaser" family and friends. In the midst of urban warfare, Ponyboy can’t forget a Robert Frost poem that speaks of their young, fragile lives, saying, "Nothing gold can stay."

This is a play about young people who are not yet hopeless, about latent decency in the midst of struggle, and about not losing touch with the residual slivers of gold within us all.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. May 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. May 15. The wetlands center is at 240 Cedar St. in Richmond Hill.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors and military (with ID). Tickets may be purchased in advance from a cast member or in person at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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