ACT's Young Conservatory Explores Issue of Bullying in The Secret of Asteraceae
American Conservatory Theater's Young Conservatory presents The Secret of Asteraceae at the Hasting Studio Theater in San Francisco from August 17-24. Amelia Stewart will direct.
"Weird" is just the beginning of the name-calling when eight middle-schoolers ditch cross-country practice one afternoon. Left to their own devices, they are hilarious, mean, and vulnerable all at once. In this intriguing play, right and wrong blur with rumor and innuendo, as "the secret" unravels amid a struggle for friendship and individuality.
This provocative play that highlights the effects of bullying and how it changes the lives of all involved is written by Young Conservatory student, 19-year-old Anya Richkind. The cast includes Samuel Berston, Oliver Klein, Elsie Lipson, Aiko Little, Sarah Magen, Lily Marcheschi, Duncan McDonell, and Atessa Moghimi.