Red Rocks Community College presents the third annual theatrical performance of Scars which opens on April 14 at the college’s Lakewood campus, 13300 W. 6th Avenue. This thought-provoking production features essays of life stories written by students who have faced serious challenges in their pasts and are working on a fresh start.
Scars is based upon a writing assignment given to students in RRCC’s Gateway program—an academic and support program for former offenders to encourage them to pursue an education and career. Since the start of Gateway in 2006, many students have graduated and gone on to complete associate’s degrees at Red Rocks and other community colleges. Some have transferred to four-year schools and are working on bachelor’s degrees. Gateway at Red Rocks is the only program of its kind in the state of Colorado; its design and implementation is unique and highly successful.
“Scars: More than Skin Deep explores the pain and dysfunction that is passed down from one generation to the next until someone has the courage to stop the cycle,” said Connie J. Sander, Director of the production. “These Gateway participants are trying to do just that. After an early life of pain they still seek the responsibility, education, and hope that it takes to build a new life.”
Scars runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for students. Admission is free for RRCC students with a current ID. The play contains adult language and mature content and is not appropriate for audiences under the age of 16. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information and reservations contact Elizabeth Parks at 303-914-6458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.