Teen Suicide is Topic of Play at Journey Church

Emmaline (Victoria Waumans) and Byron (Chris Robertson)

Heavenly Realm Productions presented the world premiere of “Nether Regions: The Musical (A Divine Comedy)” recently at The Journey Church, 184 Marshall Hill Road, West Milford, N.J.

The play, which looks at teen suicide from a spiritual perspective, was written by William D’Andrea, whose step-daughter Kim took her own life three years ago.

“Sadly, youth suicide has reached epidemic proportions in all of our communities,” said D’Andrea. “It is my extreme hope that I may be able to help some young person on the brink of suicide to consider a different philosophical outlook that may help them, as we say in the play, ‘Go on with their life.’ ”

D’Andrea wrote the play to create a spiritual outlook and opinion “that guidance counselors and crisis intervention counselors can’t approach because of the politically correct strangle-hold guidelines of our high school curricula.”

Because of the subject matter and battles between angels and demons, the play should carry a PG-13 rating, but there is “a very inspiring conclusion.”

For more information, email: billy@heavenlyrealmproductions.com ;Website: www.heavenlyrealmproductions.com .





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