Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"Voices in Conflict" to be performed

At the Fairfield Theatre Company ( This is a huge victory for free speech. (via My Left Nutmeg)

Voices in Conflict
A play from the students of Wilton High School

Wednesday, June 6th and Friday, June 8th, 7:30pm
Buy Tickets: $12

Doors Open at 7:00pm

The play, Voices in Conflict, put together by students in Bonnie Dickinson's advanced theatre class at Wilton High School, is a series of monologues, mainly by soldiers in Iraq. It uses actual words of actual soldiers, as taken from the book "In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive" and the documentary "The Ground Truth," plus blogs and other sources (though names are changed). Dickinson will direct the work.

According to The New York Times, the school's principal, Timothy H. Canty, canceled the play citing problems of political balance and context, saying "he was worried the play might hurt Wilton families 'who had lost loved ones or who had individuals serving as we speak,' and that there was not enough classroom and rehearsal time to ensure it would provide 'a legitimate instructional experience for our students.'"

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