By RICHARD F. BELISLE
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - "Witches Brew," a play starring third graders at Summitview Elementary School, has been dropped by the teachers who were putting it on because a school parent doesn't think it is appropriate, Schools Superintendent Robert Mesaros said Friday.
Mesaros and James Hasson, acting principal of Summitview, said the teachers were not ordered to cancel the play. The teachers decided to drop the play on their own "because they didn't want a side show," Hasson said.
Mesaros said he believes the play is appropriate for third graders.
The play was to be shown at the end of October.
Hasson identified the complaining parent as Charles Koontz of Waynesboro. Koontz could not be reached for comment.
Koontz, in a letter to the editor in a Waynesboro newspaper this week, said the play is about children seeking a witch so they can make and drink a witch's brew. Bats ghosts and superstition aid in the search, he wrote.