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PERPICH ARTS HIGH SCHOOL THEATER DEPARTMENT PRESENTS “QUEEN BULL”
December 16, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Perpich Arts High School Theater Department is happy to present “Queen Bull”
A middle school phenomenon that exalts cliques & affluence above the individual and headed by a Queen Bee or Mastermind with use of relational aggression, economic affluence, social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
Using middle school interviews, found elements on Quora, text and study of Eugene Ionesco’s play “Rhinoceros”, along with the tween/teen archetypes defined in psychologist Rosalind Wiseman’s book “Queen Bee and Wannabes”, Perpich theater students have devised a verbatim play about the ongoing difficulties of responding to the middle school world where bullies seem to reign. The play was developed for a public audience and a tour shared with middle school students who were part of the interview process used in its development. These vignettes are funny, hard, difficult, and heartwarming as we hold the mirror up to the children who live this world daily.
Special thanks to Franklin Middle School, Anwatin Middle School, and Chaska West Middle School for their participation.