Award-winning, cult classic comes to Timaru in May.
Perfect for the times, the latest South Canterbury Drama League production, Heathers the Musical , gives audiences the chance to look at the most terrible aspects of human nature, laugh at them and maybe find inspiration to combat these things with love instead of anger.
Heathers the Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High, the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Veronica finally rejects the evil Heathers’ regime for her new boyfriend, JD plans to put the Heathers in their place, six feet under!
A black comedy, Heathers contains impressive vocals, witty and often hilariously ‘inappropriate’ lyrics. Mostly a high energy, fun show, it opens up conversations about dark issues such as the cruelty of bullying, violence in schools, teen suicides and sexual assault.
It’s savagely, blisteringly funny and uncomfortably truthful and asks questions of us – ‘why do we do such awful things to each other?’ ‘How can we do better?’ and ‘How far would you go to be accepted into a friendship group?’
Ultimately Heathers reassures us that our experiences are not unique and that everyone feels like outsiders and weirdos and that’s ok.
The writers of Heathers the Musical have a clear message …“For those of us who dwell on the fringes, we want to make it very clear, we are all in this together. You may feel adrift and alone but you are not alone.
‘This lifeboat is crowded but we can all help keep it afloat.’