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Theatre Works with One Love Club to Put on Play

Mason Martin in a scene from “Don’t U Love Me?”

Original story published March 9. Story updated April 9 to add photos.

The One Love Club is in the works of creating a performance to continue spreading awareness of domestic violence. 

One Love Club Advisor Coach Robert Curran and Drama Teacher Ms. Rachel DelVecchio have been working together for two months on the play “Don’t U Luv Me?”, which will be put on by Advanced Theatre students on March 26.

 The play revolves around a relationship between two high schoolers and explores the hidden world of aggression and violence in teen dating while encouraging young people to make choices that result in healthy relationships.

Socastee’s chapter of the One Love Club is part of a national organization that holds workshops to make students more aware of unhealthy relationship issues and promote positive relationships. It was founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a senior at the University of Virginia who was beaten to death by her boyfriend three weeks shy of her graduation. 

“We did a workshop with the theater department, and through conversation, they wanted to advocate more for the cause, so we took the opportunity,” Coach Curran said.

The cast and crew of “Don’t U Love Me?” poses for a group picture.

 There have been multiple emails and advertisements for the production around the school for the production. Coach Curran hopes many people go see the performance to learn about healthy relationships.

  “Everybody thinks relationships are perfect, and once you peel back the layers it is not,” he said. “I think the workshops in general are powerful when seen on screen, but when performed live by people your age it hits differently.”

Freshman Elizabeth Watson said she plans to attend the performance, along with the next One Love Club meeting.

 “I am interested in getting to know more about the club and possibly seeing the production,” she said.“I believe they have a creative but beneficial way of showing and spreading awareness to those in relationships.”

Lillian Ritch (12), Giovanna Giacomelli (10), Elisabeth Barr (12) act in a scene from “Do U Love Me?”

Freshman Madison McDonnell is also looking forward to the One Love Club play. 

“ I admire how they bring attention to the uncomfortable and unspoken topic,” she said about the club.

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Madeline Flowers
Madeline Flowers, Staff Writer
Madeline is a freshman in the Pre-IB program and has just started Journalism 1 second semester. She said she wanted to try Journalism as an elective to improve her writing skills and get more involved in Socastees news. So far she enjoys the class and is more up to date on Socastees news and current events.  Outside of school she likes listening to music, drawing and spending time with her family.

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