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In response to your comment about the people against this play being clueless.... Most have not read the play and are making judgments without doing their homework.
Case in point, one member of the school board (with the responsiblity of representing our community) actually said he had shown the excepts of the play to a number of people he worked with and all agreed it was inappropriate. They made a judgement without knowing the context it was presented within. ANYTHING can be misunderstood if taken out of context, be it a play or the BIBLE!!!! It was not clear if any of the members actually read the play in its entirity. It was blantly clear the majority of people speaking on both sides were speaking from an emotional response, not an informed one.
Even sadder, none of the cast were allowed to speak. What better way to know first hand how the kids were dealing with the subject matter than to hear direct from them.
I suggest a follow up after the show to see what the kids learned from the whole experience. Not only about the show, but this entire event overall. I think it could provide some great insight into a better direction to take the next time something like this comes along... and it will, no doubt.
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