Owen arts program presents ‘Healing Hearts’


After the Owen High School arts program’s hugely successful dinner theater in 2015, they are back with more drama, singing, dancing and delicious food donated by Black Mountain Bistro.

For three nights running, starting Wednesday Feb. 17, the theater at Owen will display the best of the school’s chorus and dance departments.

“It will be another wonderful evening,” said chorus teacher Kati Swinney. “These young people are working so hard and it is amazing to watch them get better and better.”

According to long-time theater teacher Lyn Nihart, “The Owen Arts program is in a sweet spot right now. We have amazing talent. This year, the visual arts program under new teacher Lacey Brown, adds a lot to the spectacle. Our departments are working really well together.”

The evening revolves around the fictitious Healing Harts Wilderness Program, a local group working with youth affected by love-addiction and co-dependency problems that manifest in excessive and obsessive public displays of affection.

The final session of the season is coming to an end with the evening’s dinner and the clients from Owen High are set to return home. They have been out into the wilderness to face the challenges of nature.

Will that experience be enough to show these young people that love is nothing more than a second-hand emotion?

The only way to find out is to join the fun and good food. Tickets must be purchased through Ticketleap at http://cdowenshs.ticketleap. com/healinghearts/.

Due to food preparations and limited seating, there will be no tickets sold at the door. The cost is $15 per person and guests will need to arrive at 6:15 p.m. to be seated for the dinner and show at 6:30 p.m.