FYT’s Turning Points seeks answers about Rites of Passage




A scene from the FYT production of Turnign Points. From left: Bary Lehr, Flint; George Lieber, Goodrich; Miesha Pitts, Flint; and Rodney Creech, Grand Blanc.

A scene from the FYT production of Turnign Points. From left: Bary Lehr, Flint; George Lieber, Goodrich; Miesha Pitts, Flint; and Rodney Creech, Grand Blanc.

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s production of Turning Points is an inspiring theatrical experience encouraging personal discoveries about life’s transitions from one stage to another.

This is the first production in FYT’s 2011-2012 Signature Series with its season theme of RITES OF PASSAGE ENCORE: Transitions and Transformations and runs October 7 through 29. Turning Points is an original production written by FYT Associate Artistic Director, Walter Hill and FYT Executive Artistic Director, William P. Ward.

Through the ages, rites-of-passage ceremonies have been deeply rooted in our global cultures and our individual human lives. But do coming-of-age rituals still have a place in our 21st century, technologically obsessed society? As the world’s melting pot, it often seems Americans have either forgotten them, rejected them or merely observe them routinely without reverence or a sense of their spiritual significance.

Turning Points performances are Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. of Fridays and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturdays. Performances are at Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 East Kearsley St., on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. Advance tickets are $12 for children, $14 for teens and seniors citizens and $16 for adults and are available at Flint Youth Theatre, by calling 810-237-1530 or online at www.FlintYouthTheatre.org. Day of performance tickets are $14 for children, $16 for teens and seniors citizens and $18 for adults. Turning Points is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Details: 810-237-1530 or www.FlintYouthTheatre.org. — G.G.


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