Teen sex ed theatre turns twenty

Planned Parenthood's Teen Theatre will present a show celebrating the company's twentieth birthday on Saturday, June 2 in Ashland. The evening will be a retrospective of scenes and songs created over the years by this educational theatre. Topics include growing up, bullying, diversity, and sex education. In addition to the performances by teen actors, founding director, Carolyn Myers, will join current director, Cil Stengel, for stories, laughs, and a historical perspective of the troupe.

The teen theatre began in 1987 under sponsorship from the Jackson County Health Department. The group was called The Crater Cabaret and was based in Crater High School. Over the years, three other groups emerged but were still in the teen theatre family. "Duct Tape Theatre," performed for middle schools, "Ophelia Rising" is an all girl company, and "All the King's Men" is a show for boys. Planned Parenthood's Teen Theatre continues to travel throughout the state and is one of the longest running theatre companies in the Rogue Valley.

"Twenty Years of Making a Difference" can be seen at the Unitarian Center in Ashland on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for students and $3.00 for students. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 770-3331, Ext. 1012.

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