Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A group of high school students in a small Connecticut town wanted to perform a play telling the stories of actual soldiers in Iraq. But their school said no, afraid it might offend members of their community.
"For us, it's pro-troops," Lanza said, "It's about the troops' feelings, what's happening to the troops, not whether or not war is an issue."

The troops, Lanza said, do not have a large enough voice -- "not at all." So the students set out to give soldiers the voice they lacked. They prepared a series of monologues for their school play using stories and words from actual American soldiers and Iraqis.

Kids say the darndest things, don't they? Honest and truthful things that some people are afraid to hear. Those kinds of things.


At 12:53 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Shhh, never talk about reality...shhhh.

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Amos Anan said...

Familiar image.


At 1:16 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Amos Anan,
Thanks for that link. Hard to look at, which is exactly the point.

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Been posting about this since it broke, including its recent Off-Broadway shows. Thanks for posting about it too.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Hmmmm.... for some reason when I click on the link I'm getting this message "The operation identifier is not valid." Maybe because I'm on a different computer? Anyone else having this problem? If not, Gottalaff?

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Amos Anan said...

Looks like the link got mangled.



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