When New Stage refused to scuttle the opera, the Pennsylvania-based group began inundating the theater with letters, telephone calls and postcards from around the nation -- more than 14,000 so far. On some days, New Stage received about 1,000 pieces of mail.
"I was not shocked the show was receiving some protest," Kenny says. "I was shocked that it happened so early. I certainly didn't expect the Postal Service to show up with a crate of mail every day."