|January 26, 2023|
Bernstein With a Twist
This is a weekly program with commentary on current issues.
About a year ago, as Old Town Temecula Community Theater prepared to host a charity performance of “The Vagina Monologues”, the Temecula City Council found itself befuddled by the concept of “community standards”.
Was this 2008 Valentine’s Day production (proceeds to combat violence against women) obscene, as contended by a handful of citizens? (One protester later poured dirty water into clean water, demonstrating how the play had morally polluted the city.)
It was not clear that a single council member had ever seen the production. But it may have be come clear that to declare it obscene would have required some fine tuning of the Bill of Rights.
The show not only went on, but returned for Valentine’s Day 2009, with no further exhibition of council befuddlement.
If this suggests a new strain of tolerance (or perhaps resignation) has been released into Temeculan culture, there is now even further evidence of this outbreak: a Traveling Bra Show.
Episode Date: May 8, 2009