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Idaho Production of 'Rent' Under Fire Because Characters are 'Infected with AIDS' and Gay: VIDEO


Is it 1985 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho? You'd think so. A production of the musical Rent at The Lake City Playhouse is under fire:

"This rock opera is stirring controversy because some of rent's characters are infected with AIDS or HIV and some are gay."

The playhouse has received dozens of letters and people are planning a protest of the show when it opens on January 13.

Contact the Lake City Playhouse HERE and tell them you and Towleroad support them!


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  1. Just to defend Spokane : Bent, Falsetto's and Strangers on Earth were all produced in Spokane in the mid-nineties to sold out houses and no protests. It really is a North Idaho thing.

    Posted by: David Gigler | Dec 22, 2011 11:31:00 PM

  2. @ mcNnyc A coward would not put on this production.

    Posted by: Doc the Gaffer | Dec 23, 2011 3:03:30 PM

  3. I am so glad I do NOT live in such a backwards and ignorant state like Idaho... :p

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Dec 23, 2011 4:44:16 PM

  4. I live in a different part of Idaho. The whole state isn't that backwards.

    Posted by: TylerBleux | Jan 7, 2012 10:42:20 AM

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