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USC's Lab Theatre opens season with play relevant to today's college students

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Brandon's mother is in disbelief that her son recorded this sex tape. Brandon's mother is in disbelief that her son recorded this sex tape.
Director David Britt feels this production will send a message out to today's college students about being more careful. Director David Britt feels this production will send a message out to today's college students about being more careful.

 By: Sierra Bryson  

    USC's Lab Theatre will open its season on Thursday, with their first production,  "Good Boys and True." Director David Britt, wanted to open the season with this production because it is relevant on university campuses today.

     The play is set in the 1980's and deals with a young man who secretly records his sexual act with a young girl. The production focuses on the damages this tape causes to families, friends and the young man himself.


     It also focuses on the extreme lengths someone will go to keep a dark secret. It serves as a cautionary tale in a society that's losing a sense of individual privacy.

    "There are such things that can be done in a foolish moment of time and just unthinking amount of time. There are things that can be done that the consequences are enormous, said Britt".

    This play was is set in the 80's but Britt hopes to send a message out to today's students to be more careful before doing anything they'll regret.

     There is a lot of tension between Yolanda Cooper, who plays the mother, and her son Brandon, who recorded the sexual act.  

     Yolanda can't grasp the fact that her seemingly perfect son doesn't understand the severity of the issue at hand.

    "I'm like oh my gosh, like this guy doesn't realize the implications of what he's done, um and I think that's really important,"said Cooper.

     The play will open Thursday October 9 in the USC Lab Theatre,  the show starts at 8:00 p.m.


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