I Have This Friend

How young love can turn into a deadly trap.

I Have This Friend…

Observe as a young man writes a forty-five minute story about dating violence and the characters of his play try to control his writing. Your heart nearly breaks as a young girl who has been murdered by her boyfriend, sings “The Me I Could Have Been.”

See the “Red Flag” scurry across the stage each time an issue occurs, telling us the signs to watch out for in an dating relationships.

Watch as parents and others become aware of the true danger of dating violence and start to make changes.

I Have This Friend Play


A writer’s characters come to life.

Promoting healthy relationships


“I Have this Friend” is our new musical that teaches how young love can turn into a deadly trap, how to recognize the early warning signs of an abusive relationship, and what to do to avoid them. The play can be performed by teens for teens at local high schools or by our professional actors.

After each performance, we measure results with an evaluation and a question/answer period. Read our Community Impact Case Study from Bowie High School.

Response from teens have been incredible.


Now you can bring the message of healthy and safe relationships to your classroom with Fix the Hurt’s I Have This Friend training packages.  You can choose to facilitate with our comprehensive material package or have us facilitate it for you.  Either way, we can promise the kids will enjoy the experience.

I Have This Friend
  • Show Length
    50 minutes
  • Performance Price
  • Post Performance
    A 15 min Q&A after the show.
  • Survey
    We offer a short survey to the audience to help us improve.
  • Case Studies

Community Impact

“We could not imagine a more powerful tool to communicate our message than “Domestic Violence-The Musical?.” Each audience was visibly moved by the production. One of the most frequent responses we heard after the show was “Where else will it be performed? I have friends and family who need to see this show. We fully intend to bring it back to El Paso.”