SHOREWOOD -- The Shorewood School District on Thursday, Oct. 11 pulled the plug on Shorewood High School's production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" due to concerns about potential protests.
Opening night jitters have been replaced with disappointment for cast members.
"It was like being punched in the stomach," said ZeZe Eiland, student.
"Sadness is the first reaction," said Clayton Holbrook, student.
The show was canceled just hours before the curtain was set to open.
"Three hours away from us opening and just to hear it's hard," said Eiland.
The reason is due to a racial slur in the script.
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It's too bad that so many ignorant people don't realize what authors like Harper Lee and Mark Twain were doing with the n-word and racial language. They were exposing the hate and ugliness, and their works still do. Banning them is banning the lesson.https://t.co/rxxZlyRwRa— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) October 12, 2018