The cowardly Westboro Baptist Church hatemonger nutballs who were threatening to picket Seacoast Rep's performance of The Laramie Project last week never showed up, turning what might have been an ugly protest/counter-protest into the opposite of what the "God (and we intolerant bigots) hates fags" group was hoping for.
On the godhatesfags.com website, a Westboro Baptist Church action protesting the performance of The Laramie Project at Seacoast Rep in Portsmouth is slated for next week. It's unclear whether this protest will actually happen; WBC has threatened protests around here before, but has never delivered. Nevertheless, worth being aware of.
Those of you reading this week's "8 Days A Week" column can be excused for wondering if you had time-warped into the past this week. We erroneously wrote that The Real McGonagall at Portland Stage Company's studio theater had been canceled because of the illness of the actor. IT HAS NOT BEEN CANCELED.
Our office did time-warp - it wasn't you.
Robbie Kanner has posted another slide show of his images from the Sea Level show Vanityites, Billy Libby & Friends, and Amanda Gervasi at the Empire last Saturday: