Surely the theme of Rent is that life, no matter how short, should be lived in the moment, and be measured in love? Controversial? Did you listen to the lyrics??
I am saddened that twenty years on from the first staged reading of Rent that someone still finds its treatment of drug use (that is in no way glamorised) and LBGTQ lifestyles “Controversial” enough to shut down a performance (a performance of the “high school approved” version no less).
I’d be saddened no matter where this had happened, but it’s even more depressing to hear that it’s happened not in some totalitarian state, but in the state of Connecticut.
"Kindertransport - the Arrival", Frank Meisler, 2006, Hope Square (dedicated to the Children of the Kindertransport), Liverpool Street Station, London.
Meisler, himself one of the Kinder, is also the sculptor of: Kindertransport – the Departure (Gdansk), Trains to Life – Trains to Death (Berlin) and Channel Crossing to Life (Rotterdam).
Today is the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Kindertransport.