Play about young decision-makers will be staged


PORTLAND — “Change,” a play written by Joshua Hughes of Portland, will be presented by his new theater group King Entertainment Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, at Portland High School Auditorium.

“It’s a play about the decisions young people make, particularly the bad ones that affect others in our lives,” said Hughes.

The message is two-fold, he said. “First, when young people make decisions it not only affects them but also the ones who are closest to them; and secondly, no matter how many mistakes a person has made, God can and will forgive them.”

Beside directing “Change,” Hughes also plays the lead role of Sean, a hard-working man making an honest living whose world collides with his best friend, Bradley, a drug dealer whose only goal in life is making money.

A 26-year-old Philadelphia native, Hughes spent his high school years in Portland before moving back to Philadelphia. He has written and produced two other musicals and recently released a novel titled “A Real Man.”

“Change” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tickets, $5, are available at Toni’s Touch, 26 Forest Ave., or by calling 615-3654.