Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet ordered a Milwaukee theater company to shut down a controversial play he wrote after producers cast a man to play the female lead, according to Breitbart News.Can't wait for the Alchemist Theater production of "Annie," featuring a boy in the title role. (Maybe they can call it "Dannie." Or "Mannie.")
The play "Oleanna," which Mamet wrote in response to Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court hearings, had performed just one show at the Alchemist Theater before the company pulled the plug after receiving a cease-and-desist order from Mamet, a former "brain-dead liberal" turned conservative.
"We excitedly brought this story to the stage because, even though it was written years ago, the unfortunate story that it tells is still relevant today," the producers said in a statement explaining its gender switch.
"We auditioned for this show looking for the best talent, not looking for a gender. When Ben Parman auditioned, we saw the reality that this relationship, which is more about power, is not gender-specific but gender-neutral."...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Today in "The World Is Crazy": Playwright David Mamet Shuts Down Milwaukee Production of "Oleana" When a Dude Is Cast in the Lead (Female) Role
Former lefty about to be accused of "transphobia" in five, four, three, two...: