Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Criminal Performance

What happens when Flint's baggy pants ordinance collides with a Flint Community Players' production of "The Full Monty"?

The city gets to look absolutely ridiculous, of course.

"Strictly speaking, City Attorney Trachelle Young acknowledges that flashing the audience from the stage isn't much different from flashing someone on the street.

"'There are no exemptions for the theater,' she [told Bryn Mickle of The Flint Journal.]"

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