None Too Fragile brings 'Ride' to stage

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None Too Fragile theater will next stage "Ride," by Eric Lane.

Lane's poignant and humorous play takes three teenage girls on a life-changing road trip. While Carrie and Molly would never hang out together at high school, the two form a fragile bond during their job at a local farm stand. Molly convinces Carrie to join her on an unexpected road trip, which deepens their connection. Sam, Carrie's 11-year-old sister, joins them and creates the bridge the older girls need to move forward. All three girls are keeping secrets, which unfold over the course of their adventure. Throughout the play, Carrie recalls the life of Anne Frank, the subject of a high-school composition, and wonders if everyone isn't hiding in their own secret annex. The girls' true selves begin to emerge.

The play runs Aug. 15 through 30, and stars Ireland Derry, None Too Fragile Co-Founder Alanna Romansky, and Akron musician and actress Rachel Roberts. Sean Derry directs.

The None Too Fragile Theater is at 1835 Merriman Road, right next to Pub Bricco. Tickets are $20 each and available online, or "Pay-As-You-Can," in cash, at the door. Free valet parking is available on Friday and Saturday nights, but tips are appreciated.

For details, visit www.nonetoofragile.com.

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