Friday, December 23, 2011

Huffington Post: Idaho Production of Rent Sparks Controversy

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Nothing sells tickets quite like a good controversy. The Huffington Post picked up a story today from north Idaho, where a mini brouhaha has surfaced over a local production of the Pulitzer Prize-winner Rent.

"Though its subject matter seems a trifle old hat now, the Broadway musical 'Rent' is causing controversy once again-this time in Idaho," wrote the Huffington Post.

It turns out that there have been dozens of letters complaining about a production at Coeur d'Alene's Lake City Playhouse, scheduled to open Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

"It's not just because there are gays and lesbians involved," Arcadia Nicklay of Hayden told a television crew from Spokane. "It's because they are fornicating gays and lesbians."

The production's director Troy Nickerson told the Spokesman Review, "If you don't want to see it, please don't come."


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