The Center of the Universe

Thursday December 2, 2021  |  10AM & 7PM
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

TEENS ON TOUR is a uniquely powerful production that brings real teens to the stage, to confront serious topics facing their generation. Tackling topics such as bullying, violence, racism, and prejudice, The Center of the Universe takes audiences on a journey into the past, to gain new perspective on the present as stories from slavery and the Holocaust are woven with events inspired by today’s headlines. The candid, post-show discussion with the young cast will leave you motivated with an unforgettable message about the value of human life.

Features an all-youth cast and a post-show discussion.

Written by: Bruce Gevirtzman
Directed by: Steve Cisneros

Nolan Almeida   James Gray   Benjamin H. Mayhew   Jasmine Melwani   Maddy Nickless
Amy Nicole   Sydney Park   Tori Terence   Briana Velazquez   Sophia Vernon
Jovan Welch   Autumn Whetsell   Grace Briella Wilcox

"Our students could not stop talking about it and it led to meaningful conversations about respect and tolerance."
- Kate, Principal

"Powerful, engaging, honest, and moving for our entire campus."
- Nicole, Clinical Director

“The show was splendid-both the dramatic interpretation and the Q+A afterward. Thank you so much for exposing my students to the values of humanity.”
Suzanne Osman, Van Nuys High School

“I am so impressed by the level of professionalism and maturity of your ensemble.”
Adriana Alba, Garden Grove High School

“Our cadets and staff were all very impressed with the performance and the performers. Even today, days afterward, they are still talking about how great it was. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and passion with us!”
Debra E. Sprowls, Southeast Academy

“This was an amazing performance witnessed by adults and students. This production changed the lives of those who were in the audience to witness it.
Heidi Chavez, Fort Irwin Middle School

“The performance was outstanding! Our students could not stop talking about it and it led to meaningful conversations about respect and tolerance. The materials that were sent were also useful. We will be using them to keep the lessons learned from the show going. Thank you just doesn’t seem like it’s enough.
Kate Henson, Yermo Middle School

“My students were engaged and connected with the performance. These topics, unfortunately are very relevant today and my students were moved by what was presented. This led to great topics of discussion in class for English, history and religion.”
Karie Sandoval, First Lutheran School