A survey conducted by the magazine Dramatics, published by the Educational Theatre Association, reveals that the list of the 10 most commonly produced school plays includes many time-tested crowd favorites, such as Arsenic and Old Lace and Our Town. However, one of the newer additions, the Laramie Project, about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, often runs into controversy and even outright opposition. In fact, many of the drama teachers in the survey reported that they had been challenged about their choices of which play to produce. Read more about the 10 most commonly staged school plays and the controversy some of the plays engender.
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