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THS Won't Stage 'Rent', Students Disagree

Credit: Wikipedia
Credit: Wikipedia
A Trumbull High School student has criticized the school's refusal to stage "Rent."

The student said, "Yesterday, November 25, our principal, Marc Guarino, addressed the members of the Drama club and shared his choice to cancel the spring musical Rent (school edition). His reasoning being that it covers sensitive topics that have the potential to offend people.

"He also defended his decision with the excuse that doing the production could bring negative attention to the school and the community, but, more specifically himself," he said.

Guarino was not immediately available for comment. 

The student said Guarino "is taking away our right to express ourselves."

A petition has been posted by Thespian Society head, Senior Larissa Mark.

"This is something that the show, Rent, inspires it's audience to do. Also, Rent brings light to subjects such as homosexuality, HIV/AIDS, drug use, among other things. By being able to do this production, we would have the ability to open up a dialogue regarding these topics in a constructive way to high school students," the student said.

Would you stage "Rent" at Trumbull High School? Please Tell us in the comments.
Joe Smith November 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Aaron, did my post get deleted? I guess the censorship runs from the school to the press in Trumbull.
Matthew Chase November 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM
@ Joe: little timmy comment under a different article.
Aaron Leo November 28, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Joe, I didn't delete any posts. And have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Joe Smith December 02, 2013 at 06:23 PM
It looks like the principal is reconsidering: http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-trumbull-high-school-rent-production-20131202,0,4037801.story

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