Friday, September 23, 2011

Protestors rally against cancellation of Rocky Horror

More than 50 sign-carrying picketers lined Bradley Street, across from Carrollton City Hall, Wednesday to protest the mayor’s banning of “Rocky Horror Show” in the city’s Cultural Arts Center.

Mayor Wayne Garner announced last week that the adult-theme play was unsuitable for the city venue and canceled its planned October staging there by the Carroll County Community Theatre group.

Since then, the director and backer of the show have pledged to find a new venue for staging the 1973 stage comedy musical.

The banning and resulting protest have sparked the creation of a dedicated Facebook page and national attention.

Signs being waved at the 5 p.m. City Hall protest declared, “We have the right to bare legs,” “Free Rocky,” and “We’ll remember in November,” referring to the upcoming Nov. 8 city mayoral race in which Garner is seeking re-election.

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