One of the details that I sought but was unable to get in time for Thursday’s column about the no-guns policy in Patrick Henry High School’s production of “Les Miserables” was details about another upcoming high school performance: “The Foreigner” by Community High School, March 15 & 16 at the June M. McBroom Theatre.
Community High School, in case you are unaware, is a fine private school that, deserved or not, has a reputation as a hippie/peacenik kind of place.
A thespian-minded colleague noted the script for “The Foreigner” calls for a couple of Klansmen with pistols, so I reached out late in the day Wednesday to director Les Epstein to find out if his production will change them out for foam rocks or something.
Epstein called back on Thursday. The answer was: his production at will use prop pistols.
I also got received this email from someone who signed it only “Tammie:”
Just a question about today’s column. How is it that the [Patrick Henry] ROTC program is allowed to carry fake weapons when presenting colors? Just a thought …”
If she’s correct about that, it’s a good question.