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posted: 2/19/2013 2:14 PM

Schaumburg troupe to stage Black History Month performance

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  • Carmelita Edmonds of Hoffman Estates sings her solo song during a rehearsal for last year's Black History Month performance. This year's show will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.

       Carmelita Edmonds of Hoffman Estates sings her solo song during a rehearsal for last year's Black History Month performance. This year's show will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Valerie Profit, executive producer of Powerhouse Productions, directs her cast members during a rehearsal for last year's Black History Month performance. This year's show will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.

       Valerie Profit, executive producer of Powerhouse Productions, directs her cast members during a rehearsal for last year's Black History Month performance. This year's show will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

Soon-to-be high school graduates and anyone who knows them will relate to this year's Black History Month performance by Powerhouse Productions, a Schaumburg-based theater group.

The show, titled "18 and Graduating," will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Schaumburg Prairie Center of the Arts. Tickets are $20 in advance at the center, 201 Schaumburg Court, and online at powerhouseproduction.org or $25 at the door.

Powerhouse Productions founder and Executive Producer Valerie Profit said the show addresses the many pressures and decisions high school graduates face.

"It's things that happen in all lives, regardless of color," she said. "The whole premise of it, the message in this short script, is so very powerful."

Profit said her son, Maurice "Dusti" Proffit, is directing the show this year and taking over Powerhouse Productions next year. She said he also wrote the script, which he found inspiration for through his memories of being 18 and graduating from Conant High School.

About 30 cast members have been rehearsing twice a week since the beginning of January, Profit said.

Besides the show, there will also be a free panel of professionals discussing mental health related to kids and violence from 4 to 6 p.m., along with a preshow performance by a dance group at 6:30 p.m.

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