Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Austin school district cancels UT play about same-sex penguin parents

It’s true: life imitates art. In an episode of Parks and Recreation (which NewsFeed certainly considers art), protagonist Leslie Knope received fierce backlash after she performed a “marriage” ceremony for two penguins — later realizing they were both male. Now, in Texas, same-sex penguins are also causing a stir.
The Austin school district has cancelled 10 scheduled performances of And Then Came Tango, a play that chronicles the real-live adventures of two male penguins who raised a baby penguin together in New York City‘s Central Park Zoo. Written by a University of Texas graduate student, the play had been performed for second-graders at Lee Elementary School in October before district officials suspended it, citing concerns about age appropriateness, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

image: And Tango Makes Three

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