Theater swastikas spur complaint
February 28, 2008
Someone lodged a complaint to the Park City Police Department about swastikas on display outside the Egyptian Theatre as part of the Egyptian’s showing of "Cabaret," a musical set in the Nazi era.
According to the police, the person called dispatchers on the afternoon of Feb. 23 saying they wanted to talk to an officer about having the Nazi symbols removed from outside the theater.
It is unclear if the person complained about "Cabaret" posters that prominently feature swastikas or other Nazi-themed items that are on display just off the Main Street sidewalk.
The police have not provided details about the person who complained, but Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, says the police do not plan further action. He says displaying the swastikas is protected by the Constitution.
"It’s a freedom-of-speech issue. There’s certainly no laws violated there," Kirk says.