Richard grew up in Los Angeles and has written about food, pop culture and art in the area.
“They have access to everything that’s going on, on an information level, for better and worse.”And while the crisis unfolds in a conservative city in a traditional society, the story is still a universal tale, Desai noted.
“Why I really believe in this play, and why I think the audience in Torrance will, is that it’s set in a specific town in India, but it’s absolutely universal,” he said.
The boyfriend then shares the video and it goes viral, causing a scandal that spirals out of control, even rising to a national level.
The girl and her brother are both expelled from a private school.
Rice's findings are based on 1 839 students in Los Angeles high schools, most of who were Latino.
Three-quarters of them owned a cellphone that they used regularly.A cell phone video goes viral and creates a national uproar in the California premire of Anupama Chandrasekhar’s “Free Outgoing,” at the Nakano Theatre in Torrance March 18 and 19. With the help of an experienced cast, the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is taking a serious look at what happens when teenage hormones, technology and traditional values collide in the California premiere of “Free Outgoing.” The play, by Indian playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar, runs at the Nakano Theatre in Torrance March 18-19.“ ‘Free Outgoing’ is a very timely piece of theater.“This play really creates a conversation about what happens when Old World customs and traditions butt up against new and advancing technologies and in that clash what gives?Is it the technology or the traditional social norms? Desai will lead a cast made up of well-known actors, including Anil Kumar, whose TV credits include NBC’s “State of Affairs,” and VH1’s “Hit the Floor.” He portrays Ramesh, a family friend.“We see these things happening here.“I think any parent with a teenager will be able to relate to this play and have a reaction,” he added, “and I think teenagers should really see this play.” Richard Guzman covers Arts and Entertainment for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, where he writes about art, theater, music and food.