Skip to comments.Spreckels Theatre Company cancels play with a Ku Klux Klan theme
Posted on 08/22/2017 4:43:05 PM PDT by rey
The repercussions following the Aug. 12 clash between white nationalist protesters and counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia have reached the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park.
The theaters season-opening production of The Foreigner, a 1984 farce by the late Larry Shue featuring actors in Klu Klux Klan robes and hoods has been canceled by Sheri Lee Miller, the recently appointed new supervisor of the center and director of the Spreckels Theatre Company.
The show, originally scheduled to open Sept. 8, already had been cast and the production was in rehearsals when Miller decided to pull the show from the theaters schedule. There was no outside pressure, and only one person from community had voiced concern about the production, Miller said.
My whole decision is based on my own feelings. It was my decision alone, she said. The whole climax of the play is these actors coming onstage in Klan robes. I felt this was not the time to treat domestic terrorism lightly. excerpt
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I guess “The Producers” is out of the question...
I’m thinkin Blazing Saddles. Where da white women at!
the Richard Rodgers Theatre should cancel “Hamilton”.
Hamilton was a slave buyer\trader and probably a slave owner.
And “Blazing Saddles” also.
But the play showing DJT being assasinated goes on.
“The Foreigner” is a harmless piece of fluff — and I mean that in the kindest way possible.
I know, because I played the same character in no less then three community theater productions of this show.
Owen Musser — full-time building inspector for a rural Georgia county and part-time inept leader of the local KKK. One of my favorite roles.
I remember the first production was cast by invitation rather than open audition. The director said to me: “How would you like to play a big, mean redneck.” And I said: “You’re on.”
Yeah, a “rousing reprise” of “Springtime with Hitler” would be just the ticket!
Must make the demrats look bad since they own the KKK.
Good Lord - “Domestic terrorism”?
The ONLY domestic terrorism that’s provably occurred here is leftists destroying buildings and tearing down statues they think are offensive while at the same time destroying people’s livelihoods if they don’t go along with the group think.
Yet, Hamilton is sold out.