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Behind Bards: Oak Hill students Choose Change

Northwest Current, May 6, 2009

By Rebecca Blatt
Current Columnist

"Choosing Change,” on stage this week at the GALA Hispanic Theatre, begins with a blast of music, the smash of a gavel and a simple line: “Once upon a time I made a choice, and there was a change.”

 

 

Then the actors recite a series of echoes:
“Once upon a time I was doing what I wanted. ...”
“Once upon a time I fell in love with the streets and the stacks. ...”
“Once upon a time I was smoking and fighting and didn’t care....”
“Once upon a time there was a choice and a change, and kids got locked up.”