Their Next Production is Auschwitz the Musical
The Star Ledger had this story about a new theater production in New Jersey and some aspiring actors:
Five employees of a company that runs a drug treatment program at a state prison have been fired after authorizing a skit during which three inmates dressed like Ku Klux Klan members, the Department of Corrections confirmed yesterday.
The inmates, some of whom are African-American, donned white hats and full-length white sheets during a Jan. 6 skit at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility in Burlington County, said corrections spokesman Matthew Schuman.
The skit was supposed to portray an episode of "The Jerry Springer Show," a daytime television talk show known for featuring outrageous guests who berate and beat each other before a live studio audience.
During the skit, the three "Klansmen" were being interviewed by another inmate acting as the show's host, the spokesman said. The other inmates in the drug treatment program participated in the skit by acting as the show's studio audience.
The skit "never had a chance to conclude" because several corrections officers walked into the area, became alarmed at what they saw and quickly stopped the show, Schuman said.
Talk about bad reviews. I never knew that our state prison system was an incubator for theater talent. Prison -- it's the new Summer Stock! Who knows, perhaps someday some of these guys will be on stage being interviewed by James Lipton.
[James Lipton] So Dwayne, where did you draw your inspiration for your
amazing portrayal of Macbeth?
[Dwayne] Well, I think I drew upon the time I had to stick a shiv in my
buddy Cletus in lock-up. I liked Cletus and all, but he was
gettin' up in my business. I was like conflicted, you know?
Man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Boy that boy could bleed.
[James Lipton] Brilliant!