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Help us overcome censorship in our community and produce The Rocky Horror Show in a private venue! Every $1 donated will be matched! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on October 20, 2011.

Help us overcome censorship in our community and produce The Rocky Horror Show in a private venue! Every $1 donated will be matched!

About this project

We aim to secure funding for a stage production of The Rocky Horror Show in Carrollton, Georgia. What makes this significant is that it was recently banned from Carrollton's city owned Cultural Arts Center, where it was already half-way through production. The board of our community's Arts Center approved the show, which the mayor then over-rode and deemed the show too offensive, though it was already 18 and up only. This blatant censorship has awakened a vibrant grassroots movement in our community to support free expression in the arts. We intend to raise $10k to stage the show in another local venue. A local donor has agreed to match $1 for $1 any funds raised for this. This essentially doubles every donation you make to us!

This story has gone viral on the internet.  Here below is a link to the facebook page that has been central to organizing a response, and below it are a number of news stories.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Underground-Books/177886208905809#!/pages/I-Support-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show-Being-Performed-In-Carrollton/221989687858404

News Stories:

Local News: http://www.11alive.com/news/article/205613/3/UPDATE-Rocky-Horror-production-shut-down-deemed-too-risqu

Celebrity Gossip Blog Perez Hilton: http://perezhilton.com/2011-09-18-carrollton-georgia-town-shuts-down-rocky-horror-picture-show-production-for-being-too-risque

The Houston Chronicle:  http://www.chron.com/news/article/Ga-theater-director-launches-fund-raising-effort-2177691.php

The Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/15/georgia-mayor-objects-to-_n_965326.html

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    Donors giving at any level at all will get the incredible gratitude of local residents as well as that of the director, cast, and crew of the show who had already worked so hard to prepare for this performance before its cancellation and banning by the mayor

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    20 backers

    Donors giving $25 or more will get a "Fight Censorship" bumper sticker.

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    7 backers

    Donors giving $100 or more will get 2 "Fight Censorship!" stickers and 2 tickets to a performance of the show.

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    Donors giving $500 or more will get the stickers, 4 free tickets to the show, 4 Rocky Horror tshirts, special recognition in the program, as well as a poster for the show personally signed by the director, cast and crew.

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