December 3, 2012

Stamford Students Confront Bullying with Theatrical Production 

Charlie Brown’s always been a complex character. In many ways, he’s the ultimate underdog. Whether it’s getting rocks instead of candy on Halloween, receiving some suspect psychiatric advice from Lucy, or getting the football yanked away from him at the last minute, nothing ever came easy to Charlie Brown. So, it’s probably no surprise that a play exploring his future has Charlie Brown dealing with more difficulty in his life.

On Tuesday, December 4, the students at Stamford Collegiate will be putting on an encore performance of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”. This student directed play is based on the popular Peanuts characters as teenagers and gives some insight into issues that young people often face. The play will be held at Welland Centennial, giving more high school students an opportunity to see this thought provoking production.

The play deals with a variety of challenging issues, including bullying, rebellion and identity. “DSBN students and schools are committed to fostering safe and inclusive learning spaces,” says Ann Harrison, Stamford Principal. “Being able to talk about and confront these issues helps promote understanding and create a climate where students feel comfortable expressing themselves.”

The show is approximately two hours long, with a brief Q & A afterward.