City of the Invaders (an expanded version of the Trouble with Taranui)
It's not a good time to be famous.
It's 300 years in the future. Large parts of Earth have collapsed into city-states ruled by powerful gang families, while extra-terrestrial colonies on Mars and the moon are thriving. The EC, a separate minority that keeps alive old traditions, have a risky balance with the hostile invaders who rule their world. When Katia Fierten's family are forced out of their isolated home, she finds herself living in the large city of Wyncon. She thinks it will be boring.
But Wyncon is home to a very popular acting club among the EC and when Katia's brother Frank is chosen for the lead role--with the entire city coming to see him--he and Katia are swept into the complicated and often hilarious challenge of putting on the absurdly bombastic and difficult classic, The Pirate. And it's a dangerous challenge too, the kids discover, when their new robotic dog goes missing and it turns out the city leader might be behind it.