Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, August 28, 2015, Image 5

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Love to bend unexpectedly
for McNary HS thespians
Hope for healing
The Oasis Center for Counseling
and Wellness, a new Keizer business
dedicated to helping those struggling
with eating disorders, held an aware-
ness event for Project Heal Saturday,
Aug. 22. Project Heal raises funds to
assist those who need eating disorder
treatment and would have been oth-
erwise unable to afford it.
Top: Members of the McNary High
School string orchestra between
Above: Project HEAL volunteers:
Jessica Murfi n, Jill Pruss, Karis
Alston, Andrea Cantley and Sarah
Right: Jessica Short, registered di-
etitian with The Oasis Center, and
Lizette Dubay-Coutney, registered
dietician at Salem Hospital.
Photos courtesy of Stefani Rose Photography/
have years of experience in
design, carpentry, and engineering.
won’t stop until the job is
fi nished and you are content.
long list of satisfi ed
clients attest to our ability
to get the job done right.
Of the Keizertimes
Two tales of forbidden love
will bookend McNary High
School’s drama season.
“Last year, we spent the
year on plays dealing with
choice. This year, we are look-
ing at the many faces of love
as a theme,” said Dallas Myers,
McNary drama director.
First up, in November, will
be McNary’s annual musical
in the form of Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast. For the unini-
tiated, the play is the tale of
Belle who is sent to live with
the Beast, who is harboring a
curse, and the two fi nd them-
selves drawn together.
“Beauty and the Beast is
most faithful to the movie
and, when people come see
them, they expect to see the
movie. With that in mind, we
are going big and cartoony
and I’m encouraging the
whole cast to run to extremes
with their characters,” said
The play’s leads have al-
ready been cast. Madi Zuro
will tackle the role of Belle,
while Taylor Bomar has been
cast as Beast. The production
will make use of costumes
rented from Westview High
School, but the Celtics will be
building their own sets.
The January play is cur-
rently slated as Anatomy of
Join in Day of Service
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is planning its
second Day of Service at Champoeg State Park on Saturday, Sept.
12, and the public is invited to join hundreds of other volunteers.
Chores will include spreading bark dust, removing ivy and black-
berry vines throughout the park.
Clean up work at the park will begin at 9 a.m. and be concluded
by noon. A hot dog barbecue will follow. Volunteers are asked to
bring rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows. Work gloves are a must.
For further information contact Didi Orr at 503-869-8746 or
Phil Bay at 503-930-2649.
Gray, by Jim Leonard Jr. It is
the story of a “medicine man”
blown into an 1800s town on
the winds of a tornado. At
fi rst he is able to heal all ail-
ments, but then the town is
struck with a plague and his
powers begin to unspool.
“It’s about snake oil sales-
men and how people were
always looking forward to the
visits from these guys because
they brought mystery and in-
trigue, but there are pitfalls of
living like that,” Myers said.
Next spring, the drama de-
partment will host its annual
One Act Festival. After pro-
ducing two student-written
plays earlier this year, Myers
said he’s hoping all the one
acts will be student written
this year.
“We started working on
laying the groundwork for
the one acts in class last spring
and I already have a couple I
love if no other ones rise up,”
Myers said.
Myers’ playwriting class
was already bursting at the
seams prior to the beginning
of school this year mean-
ing he might be in for some
tough choices.
McNary’s thespians will
also perform The Effect of
Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-
Moon Marigolds. That play is
the tale of a dysfunctional
family of women and the
young girl coming of age at
its center.
“Like Beauty and the Beast,
it’s one of the top shows
performed by high school
students in the nation,” My-
ers said. “At its core, it’s is a
beautiful story about Tillie
Hunsdorfer who is succeed-
ing despite the odds against
In April, the Celtics will
stage Romeo and Juliet for
their fi nal play, but Myers is
hoping a dash of glitz, à la the
recent remake of The Great
Gatsby, will give the play a
fresh veneer.
“I hope to put it in pro-
hibition Hollywood with ei-
ther two families of gangsters
or one family on the side of
the law while the other are
outlaws,” Myers said.
With a soundtrack pro-
vided by Postmodern Juke-
box (Google them, it’s worth
it), he thinks the whole play
might be set inside a jazz bar.
These Salem-Keizer houses of worship invite you to visit.
Call to list your church in our Worship Directory: (503) 390-1051
John Knox Presbyterian Church
8:30 am • 10 am • 11:30 am • 6 pm
503.304.4000 •
Saturday Evening
6:00 pm
Children’s Programs, Student and Adult Ministries
1755 Lockhaven Dr. NE Keizer
Sunday Morning
9:00 am
10:45 am
452 Cummings Lane North • 393-0404
Father Gary L. Zerr, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Liturgy: 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
La Misa en Español: 12:30 p.m.
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
Worship - 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour - 10:00 a.m.
Nursery Care Available
Jason Lee UMC
820 Jeff erson St. NE
Salem OR 97301
Dr. Jon F. Langenwalter, Pastor
The church with the purple doors
Worship at 9:30 am • Child Care Available
Faith Lutheran Church
4505 River Rd N • 393-4507
Sunday Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Children’s Church
9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Children’s Activities
Virginia Eggert 10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion