Got lunch with my parents before today's SCOTTSBORO BOYS matinee I got them tickets for, and walking them over to the theater, there was a loud, obnoxious protest/display going on in front of the Lyceum chanting "Scottsboro Boys No Minstrel Show / [something something] got to go" alternating with "Racist! Racist!" being screamed at old white people shuffling into the theater. I totally get that doing this production using a minstrel show framework is a provocative concept, and some people will inevitably (and understandably) not be able to get on board with it, and be rubbed the wrong way, but it seems to me that this display is based purely out of ignorance, and not understanding the show's intentions or the way that minstrel element is actually utilized. Oh well.
Blurry/crappy photo I took of the small protest group around 2:45..
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