Minneapolis Musical Takes on Bullying
High school students are taking a stand against bullying, and performing in a musical called “MEAN.”
“MEAN” follows three students: a young woman being teased about her physical appearance, a young man being harassed for his sexual orientation, and a young Muslim woman being tormented by her peers because of her faith. The actors are kids who were bullied.
The Youth Performance Company production begins Friday, September 28 and runs through Sunday, October 14. The performances are tied to National Bullying Prevention Month, which is October.
YPC performs “MEAN” at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. It is at 1900 Nicollet Avenue. Tickets are $7-$12. You can buy them through YPC website. Performance times vary based on the day.
If you want to see a preview of one song from “MEAN,” YPC made it available on YouTube.