|The cast of 'Eric and Elliot' talks to the audience following the performance.|
|That's my date Maddie and me.|
This is the third in a series of serious plays aimed at middle school audiences (and by Tuesday, 2,500 of them in the Roanoke Valley will have seen "Eric and Elliot") and for my money, this introduction to theater for many of these children will permanently open the door. The actors talked following the play about how mesmerized many of their young audiences were with the dramatization.
Creative Director Pat Wilhelms continues to break ground with her little troupe and we all owe her for it.
I've said it a dozen times and never get tired of saying it: Theater in the Roanoke Valley is solid, creative, talented, courageous and valuable. And it just keeps getting better.