Among The Hidden
Words by James Salem
Music by Joseph Salem
Based on the children's novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix
In a dystopian reality where all families may only have two children, third children must remain hidden or be put to death. Luke is one of these third children, and his quiet rural life is disrupted when new homes are built near his, forcing him to go into hiding, until he discovers another third child in a neighboring house - Jen. Luke and Jen's friendship will change their lives, and the lives of their families, forever.
Featuring a contemporary musical theatre score with a pop sensibility, this piece is a drama exploring freedom, responsibility, friendship, and family.
This piece had a staged reading in Spring 2015, with permission from Margaret Peterson Haddix and Adams Literary.
8 named characters (4f, 4m)