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Play touches on issues facing teens

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It’s not the usual comedic fair selected for a high school theater performance, but Dan Heath thinks “Reviving Ophelia” is an important story that needs to be heard.
Heath is the Great Bend High School theater teacher and director of the play that delves into the precarious world of the adolescent girl.
“The play is an  inside glimpse at  how unrealistic cultural expectations can be linked to body image issues, bullying among girls, drug and alcohol abuse and early sexual misbehavior,” Heath said.
“At least we’re starting to talk about some of the issues ...

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