The rural town of South Williamsport, PA, is facing scrutiny over the cancelation of the local high school’s proposed production of ‘Spamalot’ over ‘homosexual themes.’ To make matters worse, the school’s principal is also claiming homosexuality does not exist in the school conservative community.
We reached out to the director of drama department, Dawn Burch who says school officials are making the drama department choose another show. Burch says school officials dropped the musical because of its homosexual themes, according to an email she says she received.
In that email, Burch says the principal wrote that homosexuality does not exist in a conservative community such as South Williamsport. We spoke with community and students who go to the school. They say that’s not true.
“I’d just seen one of my friends walk with her girlfriend the other day. It’s definitely in my school and all around,” said Gianna Goegard, a student from South Williamsport.
The superintendent did speak with us. He says, “We want our performances to be appropriate for the student performers and audiences so that anyone participating or watching can enjoy all aspects of the show.”