WHS Drama

About The Outsiders

Watsonville High School Drama puts a twist on The Outsiders.

Since it was published in 1967 The Outsiders has been a favorite book of young readers.

It isn’t surprising that The Outsiders is so popular. It is the gripping story of young greasers Ponyboy and Jonny and how if they take the wrong step--they get jumped. They have their family and gang to help defend their territory against the privileged Socs, but they must battle for survival.

We love it because as dark as it gets, it’s about staying gold.

In our production, we have flipped the genders of all the roles. Pony, Jonny, Sodapop, Dallas...all girls. In some way, we hope Susan Eloise Hinton--who was told she had to go by “S.E.” to be taken seriously writing about young males--would appreciate seeing her characters this way--unapologetically female. We hope you enjoy this refreshing take as much as we do.

Please join us at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts, November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm, and November 17 and 24 at 2pm. Ticket prices are $5 for Students, Educators, and Senior Citizens; General Admission is $7.50. Tickets go on sale at the Mello Center box office thirty minutes before curtain. Tickets are also available for purchase online at: Thanks to the generous support of our Academies, all WHS students may attend the play free of charge.

The Outsiders
November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7pm;
November 17 and 24 at 2pm.
Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts
250 East Beach St. Watsonville