The story of two groups from different sides of the tracks continues this weekend with three Warren Arts shows of the S.E. Hinton classic “The Outsiders.”
Follow the adventures of Ponyboy, Johnny, Sodapop and the rest of the Greasers as they try to survive in a high school world dominated by the well-to-do Socs with their big money and cool cars.
“We’ve had great reactions from the crowds,” said co-director Chad McGee. “The cast is crazy good and it’s amazing to see the depth of talent we have here in Warren County with our 20-teen cast.”
Colin Riley plays the leading role of Ponyboy, while Tristan Olsen is his best buddy Johnny. The two get in their share of skirmishes as they try to dodge trouble from the menacing Socs, who are always out to pick a fight.
It doesn’t help that Ponyboy takes an interest in Cherry, the girlfriend of Bob, who is leader of the Socs. Cherry finds the charm in Ponyboy and encourages him to stay gold. There’s a connection between the two, even though their social status may stand in the way.
Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at warrenartstn. com. Warren Arts is located at 5482 Manchester Highway.