"73 Sides to a Story" Shows Duluth Students, Audience Multiple Perspectives

By KBJR News 1

November 30, 2011 Updated Nov 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - There's always more than one side to every story. That's why students at Woodland Hills in Duluth decided to produce a play about the impact of teen violence.

The play "73 Sides to a Story" lured in a full house. Every seat in the Teatro Zuccone was full Wednesday.

To put the play together, students found newspaper articles from real incidents of teen violence and began to imagine the various perspectives from friends, relatives and officials.

Students created characters and put together a script, adding poetry and music to send the message home.

The result was four stories of violence and 73 points of view.

Students say they hope to raise awareness of harassment and say they learned to look at situations with more than one perspective.

"When you hear something reported in the news or you hear a story about something, before you pass judgment, ask questions, dig deeper," said Angie Frank, the director.

The students did every part of the production process, from writing scripts, to acting to being technicians.

The students will also be performing Thursday night at at 7 p.m. at the Teatro Zuccone.

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