Letter: Did Arts Alive! story need to be front page news?
To the editor:
Shame on the Barrington Times for taking the negative opinion of ONE parent regarding the Hampden Meadows Arts Alive! play and making it front page news. Mr. Crosby had FIFTEEN weeks to remove his child/children from participating in the play if he had objections to the material. As a parent whose daughter participated and who attended all three performances, I found all the scenes age appropriate and in good taste. An afternoon of Nickelodeon has more suggestive language and behavior. That play was an opportunity for every kid on that stage to shine — no matter what their level of talent. No one from Arts Alive! needs to take one minute to defend themselves. Last I knew, this was America and Mr. Crosby certainly could have exercised his rights and remove his kid(s) from the play.