Fort Worth — Circle Theatre has released a statement about cutting Israel Horovitz's Out of the Mouths of Babes from its 2018 season. On Thursday, Nov. 30, the New York Times broke a story about sexual misconduct by the playwright. Read it here.
Below is the statement from Executive Director Tim Long, which is also included in a Friday New York Times story about Horovitz's plays being canceled around the country.
Circle Theatre was horrified yesterday to learn about the inappropriate sexual behavior towards multiple women by playwright Israel Horovitz. In response, we could not in good conscience produce his play, Out of the Mouth of Babes, in our 2018 season. A new play will be announced at a later time.
Circle will be as transparent as possible when discussing the issue. We are saddened by this development, but encouraged by the stories of these brave women.