ACLU Urges City of Lansing to Reconsider Censorship of Shakespeare in the Park

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 08/10/2005 - 15:59
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A Release From the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Lansing branch of the ACLU says Todd Heywood, a Lansing resident, and his theater company, Sunsets with Shakespeare, requested permission to perform a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s "Titus Andronicus" at a Lansing city park. Their request was denied by the Department of Parks and Recreation; officials said that the stage blood might be offensive to the audience.
In a letter sent today to the City of Lansing, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Lansing branch of the ACLU advised city officials to reconsider their decision to censor a Shakespeare in the Park production of "Titus Andronicus."