Greece's National Theatre Cancels Play Quoting Terrorist Book After Threats

News   Greece's National Theatre Cancels Play Quoting Terrorist Book After Threats
 
Greece's National Theatre canceled the final performance of its play Nash's Balance after complaints that the work incorporated material from a convicted far-left terrorist, according to the Associated Press.

The production utilized texts by French Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus in addition to portions of text from a book that was written by November 17 group hitman Savvas Xiros.

The nationally funded theatre stated that the message of the play was that "there was no ideological justification for homicide," adding that the decision to cancel the final performance was made to avoid conveying the impression that it backed "criminals forever condemned in the conscience of the Greek people."

Apparently, threats of violence were made against the actors and theatregoers.

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