In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy


By Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times


It seemed like the perfect setting for a shy, thoughtful 10-year-old boy’s first steps on stage: a kids’ Shakespeare program that doesn’t hold auditions, guarantees everyone a substantial speaking role, emphasizes community, and excludes no one.

Unless, as Mason Wicks-Lim and his mother Ali discovered, you have a life-threatening nut allergy.

The conflict that ensued over how the theater could accommodate Mason’s allergy eventually grew into a legal battle….more

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