High school drops play because original title had racial slur

HILLSBOROUGH — After “strong concerns” were raised over the choice for its fall play, Hillsborough High School decided to drop a planned production of “And Then There Were None,” replacing it with “Almost, Maine.”

“And Then There Were None” is based on an Agatha Christie book that, in its original printing in England in 1939, was named after a famous British song, “Ten Little N*****s.” The book title was renamed “And Then There Were None” when it was published in the United States in 1940.

In a letter sent to parents, District Supervisor of Visual/Performing Arts & Related Areas …read more

Source: NJ.com Somerset

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