More news from Arkansas Tech:
The production of “Assassins,” apparently mock gunfire and all, will go on. The university announced today that “security” issues had been resolved and the play will proceed March 14.
The university president, Robert Brown, gets the last word. His halting of the production was not about censorship, but public safety, he emphasizes. I expect this will be the last word on the matter. The news release smells of an agreed-on deal. The ACLU had been nosing around. Drama buffs also had been working the president over, including in national education journals. So there you have it. The president saves a bit of his dignity. The show goes on. And, as we noted earlier, the theater department’s decrepit quarters are apparently due for an upgrade.