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Theatre Folks Want to Take Anti-Homophobia Bus to Topeka


The folks behind an anti-homophobia drama called The Bus which was first produced and well-received in Vermont want to take their play off-Broadway, and to somewhere else it might resonate — near the Topeka HQ of the Westboro Baptist Church:

"The Bus tells the story of two boys who, late at night, regularly rendezvous in a parked church bus just to be close. When their secret meeting place is in danger of being discovered, the boys find themselves in the middle of a family conflict between a large church and a small-town gas station—and the clash proves explosive."

Watch them explain, AFTER THE JUMP...

And they have a Kickstarter page, if you support their plan.

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  1. Sounds like an excellent way to get free press for the show. Go marketing!

    Posted by: Chuck | Jun 13, 2011 12:54:53 PM

  2. I think the author of the play conflates WBC's location with approval for WBC within Topeka. That is not the case. Topeka would like to be rid of WBC as much as everyone else. WBC pickets all around Topeka, too.

    Kansas may not be completely gay friendly, politically, but it isn't rural Alabama, either. They tend toward fairness, even if the conservatives or the WBC give the state a bad name.

    Witness Lisa Lampanelli's recent success in Topeka.

    Posted by: Miche Rutledge | Jun 13, 2011 1:59:16 PM

  3. Why do you use the British spelling of "theatre" instead of the American "theater" in the headline? Is there something British about the play that I am missing?

    Posted by: Ruddigore | Jun 13, 2011 3:18:52 PM

  4. Theater is often spelled Theatre when referring to things like "community theatre" or "The Shakespeare Theatre Company". Theater is more often used to to describe the building that a theatre company uses to perform in. But not always, there are many exceptions such as AMC Theatres; Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC; The Eugene O'Neill Theatre in NYC where "The Book of Mormon" is playing...last night's winner of Best Musical at the 65th Annual Tony Awards...put on by The American Theatre Wing!

    Posted by: dctopman | Jun 13, 2011 4:10:40 PM

  5. This Topekan is getting out his wallet to make a contribution. I'd love to see these guys here!

    Posted by: JDieker | Jun 13, 2011 7:38:18 PM

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