This is in response to the July 29 article ("I felt that someone had defaced my hometown," The Daily Astorian) about the recent controversy in Astoria about the Cabaret posters.
I feel that the River Theater could have printed the posters without the legs forming the swastika, and still had a good poster. If people want to know what the play is all about, all they have to do is go to the library and look it up or look it up on the Internet. I think people are going to get the point of the play by doing that. By printing the posters like they did, I feel the theater company was being a little bold and forward in making a statement.
I understand how Tom Potter feels, and I may have felt like doing the same thing that he did when he first saw one of the posters.