ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A decision by officials at a Connecticut high school to drop a student production of the Green Day rock opera “American Idiot” drew an online rebuke from the band’s frontman.
Enfield High School’s drama club posted fliers at the school announcing auditions.
But drama club director Nate Ferreira tells the Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/1PA2CkL ) that he and the school’s principal decided to drop “American Idiot” because some parents expressed concern. The production contains swearing, drug use and sex.
Green Day’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, sent an open letter to the school board on Instagram, even though the board did not make the decision. He noted there is a high school version of the production and said “the bigger issue is censorship.”
The school will instead put on “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com
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