Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Protestors In Front of Studio Theater Hate Opera

It seems that the opening of Jerry Springer: The Opera at the Studio Theatre has attracted more than the usual dramaturgs. A reasonable contingent from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (what a mouthful!) is outside protesting the play as blasphemous - complete with banners and bullhorns!

Christians Protesting the Opening of Jerry Springer: The Opera

At first, I thought it might have been a publicity stunt, but Studio representatives I spoke with confirmed that it was indeed a real protest. They were a bit confused as to why nobody took the 30 seconds to notify them of an impending protest on opening night. The pair of police officers stationed nearby, to watch the scene, indicates they likely do have the appropriate permits.

So if this doesn't convince you to go see Jerry Springer: The Opera, I don't know what will!


Isabel said...

Ah, that's what it was. Saw them on my way to Whole Foods and thought it was a Studio Theater publicity stunt, too.

jescowa said...

Can't wait to see it. Hope they're still there so I can heckle them.