7/25/2013 9:23 AM
With an increased emphasis on stopping or preventing bullying in the classroom, I have been thinking that the tribulations of Celia, the protagonist, are eerily similar to most instances of bullying before the increased emphasis. The bullying is ignored by others, and in some cases, encouraged, even by adults. This story has a happy ending, however. One person remains loyal and constant, and this helps her to cope and overcome her condition. Others realize who the real Celia is, inside, and warm up to her.
This is an ensemble piece that I am quite proud of, to this day. Strong characters, a quick pace, many moments of humor, and a chance for a flexible cast to have fun and be creative while telling an important story. It has won more than a few competitions, and remains my favorite.