ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Letter: Chicago Teen Edition – I watched it; don't go

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

Letters
fizkes - stock.adobe.com
We are part of The Trust Project.

To the editor:

Unlike a previous letter writer who encouraged the production of “Chicago, Teen Edition” in the Alexandria High School, I took the time to watch it on YouTube.

Don’t take your children to see this production. If you consider yourself a Christian, you should not go see it. It has a considerable amount of foul language, constant reference to murder – which is usually laughed off, and a lurid description of a sex act. In addition, it makes constant reference to infidelity and mentions and uses the word “copulating” (forcefully) several times. It is a morally deficient play.

Now, I know that in this day and age most of our children have already seen far worse on TV and on their phones. That is not the issue. The issue is, what do we want to present to our children as acceptable, moral and good? A play where women cheat on, or are being cheated on, by their husbands, murder their husbands or lovers, laugh about it and then are set free by a corrupt judicial system is inappropriate for our schools.

I don’t know how we got to this place in Alexandria. There are so many good, wholesome plays that could have been chosen. What kind of atmosphere has been created within our schools that encourages such choices by the faculty? I think that the current school board has been neglectful in reinforcing what is appropriate. Or perhaps I just don’t know what is now considered appropriate in our public schools. I feel very sad.

ADVERTISEMENT

I don’t know what the production of “Chicago – Teen Edition” at the Alexandria High School this fall will totally look like. I don’t know if the outfits will be more modest, the language less vile or the references to sex and infidelity removed. But I won’t be going to see this play.

Nevin E. Smith, Jr.
Alexandria, MN

What To Read Next
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.
The following commentary is an opinion item submitted to the newspaper. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.