The Blue Christmas Prom

With the Blue Christmas Prom, the good folks at Refraction Arts Project are giving you a chance to give a really nice "in-your-face" to high school and the torture of school dances.

The Blue Christmas Prom

Ah, high school! Waiting -- forever -- for the bell to ring, those delicious lunches, cliques, being labeled an underachiever by the counselors, homework, grades (and is anything more degrading than being graded?), and going to the prom. Having to actually ask someone to go, to face the possibility (no, the likelihood) of rejection. And if accepted, having to attend, and to participate in a courtship ritual with all those people who never gave you the time of day during school watching you suffer.

Who wouldn't want to relive all that? No one, right? In fact, wouldn't it be great to give a really nice "in your face" to the whole lousy system? Well, here's your chance! The good folks at Refraction Arts Project are hosting the Blue Christmas Prom at (you guessed it) the Blue Theater, 916 Springdale, and you're invited! On Dec. 21, beginning at 8pm, for a mere pittance ($10-$40 per person -- you choose your price!), you can listen or dance to tunes provided by Master DJ Robert Fisher, enjoy copious food and drink, take your date for a little canoodling in the Red-Hot Make-Out Room, bid on silent auction items, get your picture taken (natch), or just admire the winter wonderland decorations provided by Blue Genie Industries. If you dress to impress, you might even get to wear the crown as the king or queen of the prom!

Sounds like a fundraiser, doesn't it? Well, it is, but it's a fundraiser with panache and more than a little class, and it aids an outstanding theatre company with tremendous potential, but which, like all arts organizations, needs all the help it can get. You can help, and at the same time have a ton o' fun and flip the bird back at a somewhat torturous time. (Sure, it had its good points, but anything with the word "school" in it is way down on my present list.) Neatest of all, should you decide to attend, you can send a prom picture of yourself to the Refraction folks, who will copy and kindly return it to you, and actually put it on display. Because you looked younger at the prom, but did you actually look better? No way! After all, time is the sweetest revenge.

For more information, call 927-1118.

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