"Harsh Reality" aims to cultivate a kinder culture

Students at Monticello High School were confronted with the consequences of gossip, bullying, back-biting, name-calling and their own self images Tuesday, Jan. 30, while attending a performance of "Harsh Reality," a staged production performed by teenage actors.

The performers are members of the Homeward Bound Theatre Company, an outreach group that uses drama to deal with various pressures and challenges teens face in today's world. The company, a nonprofit organization based out of Chanhassen, dedicates its efforts to helping teens with issues of self-esteem in the hope that a strong self-concept will help them to cope with negative pressures they face on a daily basis. Homeward Bound's Teens to Teens outreach program employs young actors to play in various sketches that deal with topics including premarital sex, teen pregnancy, violence, drugs, peer pressure and family life.


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