No Holiday Play this year at Mansfield Elementary
Holiday play moved this year in response to complaints.
The Mansfield elementary holiday play will not be playing this year after complaints were lodged against the religious nature of some of the songs.
Principal Teresa Murphy said that about half a dozen residents complained last year and that the play will instead occur later and will have a Martin Luther King Day theme.
Mansfield school committee chair Michael Trowbridge said that it’s a shame and he loved the plays every year, and commented that six complaints usually don’t phase him.
“I get more than that every day,” he said.
Murphy said this may not be permanent.
“That’s not to say it won’t come back next year,” she said.