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AGAIN: Threat Cancels Gay Jesus Play

After death threats caused Tarleton University to cancel their single 8am performance of Terrance McNally's Corpus Cristi, a local Texas theater offered to host the student production. Now that venue has rescinded their invitation, citing a threat made to them too.
The board of directors of Artes de la Rosa, which runs The Rose Marine Theater on North Main Street, decided Thursday against offering the venue for the production of Corpus Christi, just one day after saying it would. A March performance set for a directing class at Tarleton State University in Stephenville was abruptly canceled after the school received threatening emails. "The decision was reached by the Board of Directors of Artes de la Rosa to withdraw the offer of the venue, The Rose Marine Theater, which had hoped to host the 4 theatre student directors from Tarleton State University," said a statement posted on the theater's Web site Thursday. "The Rose Marine Theater will not be hosting these 4 students and their casts at any time in the future. We appreciate the public response on both sides of this debated issue." Adam Adolfo, executive director of Artes de la Rosa, said one "violent" threat had been posted on the Rose Marine Facebook page on Thursday.
So far there has been no report of the police investigating any of the threats.

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