Just in case anyone was still wondering whether or not blocking the play at Wilton High was politically motivated, it turns out that the school administration is a little inconsistent in what it classifies as protected speech. Here’s a handy guide:
Writing a school play that deals with Iraq by quoting at length soldiers, some of whom are pro-war and some of whom are anti-war, while examining the toll of the war on both: Offensive, disrespectful and completely inappropriate for a school environment. Must be blocked at all costs.
Saying that writers of said play should be hung as traitors: A-okay!
At least the students involved in the play are getting some positive support – they just received Music Theatre International’s first-ever Courage in Theater Award