Thursday, November 29, 2007

Agatha Christie Update (The Show Must Go On)

The Enquirer - Play will go on: "LIBERTY TWP. - Cast members of Lakota East High School's canceled play 'Ten Little Indians' plan to stage the play after all, and a majority of school board members may join those cheering the students on.

School administrators decided to scuttle the production after Gary Hines, president of the NAACP's Butler County branch, brought in parent complaints that Agatha Christie's 1939 murder mystery originally carried the title 'Ten Little N - - - - - - -.' Hines also heads a diversity training company.

While community members have been debating whether Lakota's superintendent and his administrators missed a grand opportunity for a 'teachable moment,' students say offers of off-campus stages poured in."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea for them. NO reason the title can't be chanted to "And then there were none" and the students can have their play. Thanks for posting. Is your tree up yet?

Todd Mason said...

Happily, one of the facts about cowardly bullies such as school principals is that any sort of pressure will get them to eat their previous fiat.

tm said...

At least, the less stupid ones. Fiat tastes good on a bed of arugula.