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Saturday, July 18, 2015


A Hilton College play produced in association with DALRO, The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. It tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider.

The Greasers, a teen gang in rural Oklahoma, are continually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. Ponyboy and his two brothers - Darryl, who is 20, and Sodapop, who is 16 - have recently lost their parents in an automobile accident. Pony and Soda are allowed to stay under Darryl's guardianship as long as they all behave themselves. The boys are “greasers”, a class term that refers to the young men on the East Side, the poor side of town. The greasers' rivals are the Socs, short for Socials, who are the "West-side rich kids."

When Greasers Ponyboy and Johnny get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

The Outsiders is directed by Graeme Roberts and Anthony Durnford. It features an energetic cast of boys from Hilton College and girls from Grace College.

Performances take place at Hilton College Theatre from July 29 to 31 nightly at 19h00. Tickets R60 booked online at

For all school group bookings email the theatre office on Accompanying staff come free.