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Your kid playing a gay person???
by Msgme
January 17, 2013 at 6:47 AM

How would you feel if your child was playing a lesbian in a school play?  My dd is playing the part of a gay teen in a school production. the play was written and directed by another student.  The play is about a girl that is coming out to her mother who is very homophobic.  The mother is also a very strict catholic and that's how she raised her children. However the main character is not only coming out about being gay but also telling her mother that she's an atheist.  The play also has a Priest who is obviously gay but dealing with his demons and projecting his issues onto the main character.. My dd is playing the girlfriend of the  main character.  I have not seen the play yet  I will be going to Saturdays show but I've watched my dd rehearse at home and I've read the script.  which i think its a great show even tho i was a bit surprised they not only allowed such material but that it was chosen by the teaching staff that wrote it.   The shows first performance was last night and its getting great reviews for the most part. One student even messaged the playwright and told her it made her mother re think her issues and she thanked her.  Its gotten a few parents upset.

 

i just saw the costume my dd had to wear for the show.  The character is suppose to love rainbows . Really not sure dh is going to love this costume. 

thought I would share

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  • lovinmykiddo07
    January 17, 2013 at 6:49 AM
    I would be fine with it, as long as it didn't depict homosexuality in a bad way.
  • mommyof11050307
    January 17, 2013 at 6:52 AM
    I wouldn't care. I'm surprise the schools allowing this type of play. Ours were actually after real plays when I was in hs.
  • Msgme
    by Msgme
    January 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Her school has regular plays as well but my dd is in an art school and she's a theatre major  so they do alot of shows every year.  This paticular show was written and directed by another student.  There were 6 plays chosen for this.

    Quoting mommyof11050307:

    I wouldn't care. I'm surprise the schools allowing this type of play. Ours were actually after real plays when I was in hs.


  • Rust.n.Gears
    January 17, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    I would be completely fine with it since I see nothing wrong with being gay. 

  • mommy2alissa
    January 17, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    I wouldnt care as long as the play was not bashing homosexuality 

  • TAG_ur_it
    January 17, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    i see no issue

  • Paperfishies
    January 17, 2013 at 8:01 AM
    I'd be cool with it.
  • mommyof11050307
    January 17, 2013 at 8:13 AM
    Oh ok. It I didn't realize that e wasn't at a regular hs. I could see parents freaking out over the play.


    Quoting Msgme:

    Her school has regular plays as well but my dd is in an art school and she's a theatre major  so they do alot of shows every year.  This paticular show was written and directed by another student.  There were 6 plays chosen for this.


    Quoting mommyof11050307:

    I wouldn't care. I'm surprise the schools allowing this type of play. Ours were actually after real plays when I was in hs.



  • SoKamele
    January 17, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    No...and there would be no involvement at all with the play either.

  • Rhyinns.Mommy
    January 17, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    i wouldnt care, id be supportive either way.

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