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Threats Cancel Gay Jesus Play Again


Once again, security concerns in Texas have forced the cancellation of a student production of the Terrence McNally play Corpus Christi, which features a gay Christlike figure.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth had offered to host the student production canceled by Tarleton State University last month because of worries about safety. The college initially rescheduled the production, but then dropped it completely.

"The board of directors of Artes de la Rosa, which runs The Rose Marine Theater on North Main Street, decided Thursday against offering the venue for the production of Corpus Christi, just one day after saying it would," reported the Star-Telegram. "A March performance set for a directing class at Tarleton State University in Stephenville was abruptly canceled after the school received threatening emails."

The executive director of Artes de la Rosa said that one "violent" threat was posted on the theater's Facebook page Thursday.

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