Teen Theatre Turns Twenty

Planned Parenthood's Teen Theatre will present "Twenty Years of Making a Difference," a show celebrating the company's twentieth birthday. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., 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. There was the "Duct Tape Theatre," which performed for middle schools; "Ophelia Rising," an all-girl company and "All the King's Men," a show for boys.

Today Planned Parenthood's Teen Theatre continues to travel throughout the state and is one of the longest running theatre companies in the Rogue Valley.

Admission is $5 for students and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

Call 770-3331, Ext. 1012.

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