Popovsky Profile- Libby Hardesty
Libby Hardesty is Emma in the upcoming Popovsky production of Social Studies playing this weekend May 4-6, 2018. You can find tickets here.
Seven girls from seven different walks of life get a surprise when they arrive for Day One of their 8th-grade social studies course — a virtual-classroom exam, part of a nationwide study, full of probing questions about their feelings, families and relationships. As they write, we eavesdrop on their thoughts. Through inner monologues, imagined scenarios and introspective songs, the girls discover who they really are, who they want to be, and the unseen connection between them.
With an inventive, hilarious book and an emotional pop-rock score, SOCIAL STUDIES is a wide-open window into the mind of the American teenager.
Emma hails from Ridgewood, NJ and is 14 years old. Emma learned at a young age
that she could manipulate any situation, and as she’s grown that power has led to a
lot of bad choices. As we learn more about our stereotypical “mean girl”, we begin to
see that she is struggling between the perceptions her peers have of her and
becoming the person she wants to be.
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