Steve Martin offers to finance produc...

Steve Martin offers to finance production of his play, banned f...

There are 11 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 15, 2009, titled Steve Martin offers to finance production of his play, banned f.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Steve Martin has offered to pay for an off-campus production of his play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," which was banned from a high school because parents objected to what they called adult content.

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GO ILLINI

Oak Park, IL

#1 Mar 15, 2009
I was lucky enough to see this play in Chicago. It was a hoot and I don't think that parents should mind.
I remember when my high school produced "The Children's Hour" over 20 years ago --- that created some controversy too. But, a few of the child actors went on to become professionals in Hollywood. I say let the kids act.
Po Black Child

Orlando, FL

#3 Mar 15, 2009
What is with the 17-year-old picture of Steve?
Chicago South Side

Elgin, IL

#4 Mar 15, 2009
I saw this play in Los Angeles in 1993, it's good, interesting and Martin has a great wit. It's not surprising that people, parents of children who want to perform the play are upset about because, humans in general have an unending ability to get upset about EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE.
It's nice I suppose that Martin will pay for an off campus production. That probably will piss of the parents more than the play itself.
Chicago South Side

Elgin, IL

#5 Mar 15, 2009
All TV is bunk Read books wrote:
Steve Martin is a village idiot. If the play he wrote has questionable behavior then can it. Find something else that inspires the heart to true ideals in creativity without treating women as objects! Simple enough for you?
So, you saw the play? Do you have some basis for your critque?
Define what you mean by "questionable behaviour."

Why do you write your own damn play if you are such an expert about ideals and creativity. You sound like a dullard.
Marty

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Mar 15, 2009
Steve Martin is not the village idiot. He is probably one of the most talented actors alive. He is a great writer, he juggles, tap dances and plays the Banjo-you gotta love the Banjo!

I have a great deal of respect for him in giving the money. There are too many people in entertainment who would complain about the play getting shut down but not do anything beyond that.
jan

United States

#7 Mar 15, 2009
All this buzz will certainly sell tickets to every high school kid within driving distance of the play.

Kids need to learn how to think about controversial issues in an intelligent way. Sounds like Martin is doing just that in his play.
jay

Wilmette, IL

#8 Mar 15, 2009
I saw a high school production of Damn Yankees - women are treated like objects, and some of the costumes left little to the imagination. Damn Yankees! I doubt those parents would have issues with that play, and it sounds to me to have the same issues going on. They should calm down already and focus on something a little more important.
Tired of the Idiots

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 15, 2009
All TV is bunk Read books wrote:
Steve Martin is a village idiot. If the play he wrote has questionable behavior then can it. Find something else that inspires the heart to true ideals in creativity without treating women as objects! Simple enough for you?
Funny how you espouse avoiding TV and instead encourage people to read books, only to follow with an idiotic statement regarding Steve Martin's intelligence and the content of a play with which you probably aren't familiar.

Have any books you've ever read involved the protagonists drinking? Objectifying women? I'm betting they have.

You talk like an id i ot, and you've grown tiresome. Please refrain from posting here again.

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Jan 09

Scenic Manitowoc County WI

#10 Mar 15, 2009
I know nothing about the content of this play.
I would be interested in knowing what these same parents allow their children in terms of
video games
music
television viewing
movies
internet access

Although I know nothing of the content of the play, I would bet that nearly all of the students involved, see/hear/read/watch/say
much worse on a weekly if not daily basis.

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Jan 09

Scenic Manitowoc County WI

#11 Mar 15, 2009
Tired of the Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how you espouse avoiding TV and instead encourage people to read books, only to follow with an idiotic statement regarding Steve Martin's intelligence and the content of a play with which you probably aren't familiar.
Have any books you've ever read involved the protagonists drinking? Objectifying women? I'm betting they have.
You talk like an id i ot, and you've grown tiresome. Please refrain from posting here again.
But there is no where else where you can say silly things to further your personal political agenda without being identifed, labelled as a nutjob and suffer any consequences.
Joe

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Mar 15, 2009
So they were protesting over the theory of relativity?

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