For the Sake of the Children
April 12th, 2012
Omaha, NE – The gospel stage play For the Sake of the Children, takes the main stage, for one night only, this Friday at the Holland.
For the Sake of the Children is a comedic drama by William Pierce, the founder and CEO of Second Chance Productions located in Minnesota. Pierce also directs and acts as the character â€œGrandpaâ€ in the show. In this play, his drug-addicted daughter â€œDeniseâ€ is more concerned with getting high than taking care of her three children. Pierce said his character shoots from the hip, as he tries to get Denise to change her ways.
â€œSheâ€™s not really concerned about those children. Throughout the play we try to get her to understand that itâ€™s not just about her, but itâ€™s about her childrenâ€¦â€ Pierce said.
â€œIf she doesnâ€™t want to change for herself, then at least do it for the sake of the children,â€ he said.
Although the play is a comedic drama, Pierce says the show addresses serious issues including drug addictions, family structure, and sexual abuse.
â€œWe use comedy to kind of get the people to relax and draw them in. Slowly but surely, we bring in the drama and seriousness of the play,â€ he said.
Pierce said with stories like this, it is important to remember the importance of family and the community.
â€œDr. King said it best, and we say this in the play: ‘what affects one directly affects all indirectly,'” he said. “So we are all tied together somehow.â€
For the Sake of the Children opens Friday at the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha.
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