R&J protested in Tennessee
No, I'm not talking about Colarco's adapatation with prep school boys playacting as the two lovers.
Not even talking about the Zeffirelli film with a nude scene with a 15-year-old actress.
No, rather The Star is reporting that a Toronto school-touring production of Romeo and Juliet was almost cancelled due to a group of parents who disapproved of the show's sexuality.
From the article:
... a woman who identified herself as Val, a home-school teacher from Hermitage, "struggled being here with my son. The sexuality was too much. Our children need to be more pure."And, I guess, "several other teachers echoed her opinion."
Now, I haven't seen the production but I'm reasonably assured that all the actors keep their clothes on.
So, does that mean these folks are objecting to the script? That was written in 1595 (give or take)?
If so, kudos to the ensemble for an obviously vivid and faithful interpretation of the Bard's text.
To those teachers and parents of those oh-so-pure children... You do know that this is what your kids are listening to, don't you: