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Oregon Teachers Pen Play Dealing With Bullying

Students will perform the show this weekend.

This year’s school musical at Oregon Middle School is an original production written by two teachers in order to engage a conversation on school bullying.

The play titled was written and directed by Kristina Casarona and Carrie Pickford, and focuses on a student that is bullied at the new school she just started at.

“When selecting a show this year, we wanted to do something that not only showcased the talent of the cast, but also had a message the students of Oregon could connect with,” Pickford said in the play’s program. “Therefore, Ms. Casarona and I selected songs and wrote a show with that in mind.”

Based on the novel Stargirl and the Glee television series, new student Leah falls for a popular boy in school, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend Quinn. Quinn makes Leah’s school experience as terrible as possible, until a tragedy leaves Quinn with no one to turn to but Leah.

During the production, students will perform renditions of popular songs such as Mercy, Imagine, Just the Way You Are, Forget You and the show's title song Don't Stop Believing.

The play will be performed January 26-28 at 7 p.m. at Oregon Middle School, 109 Oregon Ave. in Medford. Tickets are $7. The full cast list is in the program .

Beth W. January 27, 2012 at 02:14 AM
The play was great! Oregon's students have so much talent! It was great to see everyone having so much fun! Congratulations to all the students, Mrs. Pickford, and Ms. Casarona!
Christine Rignola January 30, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I agree, Beth! Kudos to all involved! The play conveyed a great message, it was fun, and showcased some of Oregon's super talent! :) As an educator, a parent, a member of the community, and a member of the Dignity for All Students Committee, I am thrilled to see the anti-bullying message being displayed loud and clear!
Luigi largo March 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM
This musical sucked it was a peace of poop I hated it boycot the support of this peace of garbage

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