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Penny Jackson’s I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT to Host Cyber Bullying Talkback on July 26

11200773_911503045590199_191425607014762694_nPenny Jackson’s dark comedy I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT, now playing at Theatre Row’s Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC through August 2nd, is hosting a talk-back about cyber bullying following the 3 PM Sunday matinee on July 26th lead by Nicholas Carlisle, the founder of No Bully, an evidence-based program that leverages student empathy to stop bullying and cyber bullying. The No Bully System has created bully-free campuses for over 120,000 students.

In I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT, a prep school girl discovers that this week’s internet sensation is a video of her having sex. Her feminist mother wants to help but Vicky insists she can handle the crisis alone. Can Vicky free herself from the curse of social media or will she always be caught in its web?

Director Joan Kane said: “Bullying is a preventable tragedy in our schools and society today. In many cases it is steeped in institutional memory and traditions and we have to learn to say it is time to stop. Our play illustrates a situation where someone draws a line in the sand and says “bullying isn’t going to happen to me anymore.” The No Bully organization is doing exactly that, drawing a line in the sand and trying to put an end to these cruelties.”

Produced by Ego Actus, the World Premiere of I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT opened July 18th. The Equity production is directed by Joan Kane with scene design by David Goldstein, costumes by Caitlin Cisek, lights by Dennis Parichy, sound by Andy Evan Cohen, projections by Jim Marlowe. The Stage Manager is Tyler Winthrop.

The cast features Olivia Scott, Lué McWilliams, Alex Esola, Kelsey Wang, Charlotte Frøyland, Alexander Nifong and Jesse Shane Bronstein. Also appearing in I Know What Boys Want are Molly Collier, Lori Lusted, Joshua Spencer, Meghan St. Thomas and Phoebe Torres.

The performance schedule for I Know What Boys Want at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, is Wednesday to Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

Tickets at $19.25 are available via TeleCharge at (212) 239-6200, or at the Theatre Row Box Office (12 noon to 6 PM daily).

Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine

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