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The play, staged by a local community theater group and starring local high school and college students, is a musical set in an alternate universe where everyone is gay, except for a few closet heterosexuals. The songs feature raunchy lyrics and two boys share a kiss onstage -- which prompted several students to leave the auditorium.
Hartford Public High School is arranged in a group of four academies -- the Nursing Academy, focused on math and other hard sciences students will use in health care fields; the Law and Government Academy, which focuses on social studies; the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology; and the Freshman Academy, geared toward ninth-grade students. Each academy has its own principal.
The play was for students in the nursing and law and government academies, and it was set to be shown to other students, too. Law and Government Academy Principal Adam Johnson told The Hartford Courant he had no regrets.
"This is as important of a topic to discuss as anything in math, anything in social studies," he said. "I'm completely glad that we did it."
Nursing Academy Principal David Chambers said he considered sending an opt-out letter home with students, but decided not to because in the health care field, they'll be exposed to all kinds of people.
Source: Baptist Press | Karla Dial
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