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May 24, 2009

On Stage

‘Good Boys’ looks at shooting and aftermath

And then, it aims to draw a focus on responsibility, not blame

2:00 a.m. May 21, 2009

The fallout of war, the plight of refugees, the potential traumas of adoption – Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company has never shied from the tough subjects.

In fact, exploring socially charged issues is at the heart of Seema Sueko’s mission for Mo’olelo, the adventurous and community-minded company that turns five this year.

Mo’olelo’s latest show is no exception: a production of “Good Boys,” Jane Martin’s play about a devastating school shooting and its aftermath. The show, which begins previews tonight, comes with a whole collection of hot buttons – bullying, gun rights and racism among them.

But for Sueko, the company’s co-founder and artistic director, the idea is not to polarize but to offer a chance to empathize.

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