Ranked, A Musical is presented by special arrangement with Uproar Theatrics
January 26th at 7pm & January 27th at 2pm and 7pm
duCret Center of Art
1030 Central Avenue Plainfield, NJ
Buy your grades. Buy your future.
But what happens when the rest of the world finds out?
Lily is Above the Average, barely. Soon the giant, and very public, academic leaderboards will update everyone’s class rank, and for another day, everyone will know their place. If you fall Below the Average - say goodbye to college, and pretty much everything else. Below the Average students are nothing more than social outcasts, not worth anyone’s time. In the face of an intense and perverse culture of performance, Lily must find her place in the status quo as she watches friends and enemies alike destroy themselves and each other to score their way to the top.
When an impossible lie is discovered, the fate of these students' futures hangs in the balance. Debuting just weeks after the College Admission Scandal took the nation by storm, Ranked asks - what are you worth? Who decides? And what do you do when it all comes crashing down.
This fast paced script, written by Kyle Holmes, moves with urgency while managing to capture the complexity and nuance of being a driven and vulnerable teenager. And David Taylor Gomes provides a rich and vibrant original score that captures the frenetic energy of high school with catchy pop/rock melodies that will be stuck in your head for days.