LHS Me Myselfie and I

Lompoc High School student actors pose for a group selfie during rehearsal for their upcoming production of the original play 'Me, Myselfie and I.' The Lompoc High drama department will present the world premiere of the play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the on-campus Little Theater.

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The Lompoc High School drama department will present the world premiere of “Me, Myselfie and I,” an original play that looks at the complicated relationships between teens and social media, beginning this week at the school’s Little Theater.

The play, which combines elements of both drama and comedy, will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as at the same time on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.

Tickets are $5 and are on sale at Wild West Pizza and Grill, 1137 North H St., or online at gofan.co/app/school/CA7975.

Lompoc High drama students and director Sarah Barthel have worked alongside Los Angeles-based playwright Jonathan Dorf to finalize the script for the play, which centers on the character Erin (played by freshman Amia Simmons), a teen entangled in a grave situation after trying to take a selfie with her friends.

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The play explores today's youth and their relationship with social media, along with their quest to take the perfect picture through a variety of different scenes encompassing how we are influenced by the selfie. Although the stories are all seemingly unrelated, they are all tied together with the common thread of the disadvantages that have come from the use of social media.

Following the premiere at Lompoc High, the script will be published and available to other schools to produce, according to the Lompoc High drama department.

For more information, contact Barthel at barthel.sarah@lusd.org.

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at wjacobson@leecentralcoastnews.com.

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