|Posted by Iowa Civil Rights Commission on December 10, 2009 at 7:11 PM|
A year after Casey Aschan-Cox first tried out for a Johnston High School play, her classmates created a role to make her shine. Aschan-Cox, who has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair, was cast in "Moon Child," written by students and based on the book "Moon Boy" by Barbara Brenner. It's one of four one-act plays that make up the drama department's fall production, which debuts tonight. Last year, no roles in the school play fit Aschan-Cox's needs. She said she loves being in the play because she is meeting new people through the rehearsals.