Dead Man Walking - Too Much for High School?

Jul 17, 2012

In March, Bingham High School staged an edited production of "Dead Man Walking." The play is based on the experiences of a nun who became spiritual advisor to death row inmates. It's a difficult topic to be sure and the conservative Eagle Forum says the play went too far. They object to violence, language and what they see as sacrilegious themes. Wednesday, we're asking what the values and the risks are of exposing students to sensitive issues through art and we're hoping to hear from you. How much can teens handle and when does art cross the line?

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