Play promotes drug awareness

Play promotes drug awareness

By Warren Scott

High School Play Promotes Drug AwarenessWEIRTON – Theater students at Weir High School have teamed with a local agency to promote awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse with a play to be presented Tuesday and a public service ad for television.

Jason Rine, a drug-free community coordinator for Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention, said the students will present "The Empty Chair" at 7 p.m. at the school’s Milton Weinberg Theater.

"The students came up with it on their own," Rine said of the play, a drama about the impact of prescription drug abuse upon a group of students.

The students also will unveil a videotaped public service ad that will be broadcast through the Comcast cable television company. Both projects were completed under the direction of Deb Marino, the students’ teacher, said Rine.

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