Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fundraiser Being Used to Support Recently Cancelled Play

A production of the play Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani, has been cancelled at a high school in North Carolina, despite the students’ claim that they had permission to put on the production. The cancellation occurred because the principal felt that “the play’s “‘sexually-explicit overtones and multiple sexual innuendos’ are at odds with the school’s mission and educational objectives.”

In response to this cancellation, a Kickstarter campaign has been created by the those in the school's community to allow the students to continue with their production. Their goal has already been reached and they pledge to donate half of the excess money to OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley,” an organization focused on supporting LGBTQ youth, and “the other half of the excess [will go] to various arts organizations in [their] immediate area.”

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