I had the pleasure of corresponding with former New Jersey based playrights Khristi Adams and Ebonee Johnson as they were laying the foundation for the play “Once upon a dream”. Ebonee was seeking advice and perspective on the lead character’s overcoming homosexuality. The play eventually launched in New Jersey. I wrote about it here in May and here in July 2006.
Thankfully, it has arrived here in Atlanta and already the gay activists hate corps is hard at work plying their specious brand of “tolerance”. We all know what that means.
Chuck Bowen, a gay christian who was the former director of the gay political group Equality Georgia told the Southern Voice, “My concern with the Woodruff Arts Center is that they receive money from the United Way and donors, and I think that this is the sort of thing most people wouldn’t appreciate and don’t want to support.”
Rest assured Bowen has already lodged a complaint with WAC.
But controversy is good. This play needs to impact Atlanta and stir up things, particularly the black gay community which for too long has cast a pall of sexual immorality over this city. By fighting against the play, it is sure to get the type of exposure that the producers couldn’t have paid good money to get.
According to the Southern Voice, [producer and director] Tori Henson said the play has gay cast members, who she declined to name, and that she marketed very specifically to religious groups. “If I told the church community it’s about homosexuality, and coming out of the closet, would they show up? No,” she said.
Is Henson lying, being duplicitous or just using clever marketing savvy?
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The play starts tomorrow night. Date and purchasing information.
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