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'Homophobia' and 'anti-Semitism': playwright condemns cancellation of high school musical with lesbian sexual encounter

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A Jacksonville, Florida, high school cancelled a play written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright due to overtly sexual content in the play's script, according to the Florida Standard. The play's author, Paula Vogel, called the cancellation a "perfect collision between homophobia" and "Anti-Semitism."

The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts had planned to run a performance of the play called "Indecent." The musical is in reference to a controversial play from the early 1900s called "God of Vengeance." Upon its release, "The cast and producers were found guilty of performing ‘immoral' drama on the Broadway stage,” according to a review of the play's content.

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