|Published:||Mar 23, 2011 6:00 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 24, 2011 6:23 AM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Local children are getting a realistic look at the consequences of drug use and drinking and driving.
Cape Christian Fellowship at 2110 Chiquita Blvd. South in Cape Coral has been transformed into Drug House Odyssey 2011.
The live play follows a group of students from a casual encounter with drugs and alcohol, to a traffic stop, an arrest, a courtroom, a car crash and finally, an emergency room.
Adding to the realism, actual law enforcement and medical professionals are re-enacting their roles in every day life.
The hope is that the event will open the lines of communication between children and adults in a way they can relate to.
The play is put on by student actors from within the community.
Senior Nikki Roman plays the victim of a car crash caused by drunk driving.
Roman attended a Drug House Odyssey play 6 years ago, and she still remembers what an impact it had on her life.
"I believed it was real," said Roman. "I was 11 years old. I was in 6th grade. So I don't think it really matters how old you are. It's pretty convincing."