SPRINGVILLE – With October being National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month, “New Kid” is a timely piece that includes themes of acceptance, bullying, inclusion and change, while exploring the issues of moving to a new country and being the outsider. After moving from Homeland to settle in America, Nick and his parents are settling into a new way of life, and Nick is starting in a new school. Nick’s hopes of making new friends vanish after his classmates make fun of his clothes, lunch and his confusion about almost everything.
The production of “New Kid” will tour outer reach areas such as Springville, expanding TOY’s audience. The production will be at Springville Center for the Arts, school performances only, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
Public performances are Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the historic Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., downtown Buffalo. For tickets ($15 - $28), visit www.theatreofyouth.org. For more information, visit the TOY website or contact the Box Office at 884-4400, ext. 304.