Before a performance of the play “As You Like It” began at the Penthouse Theater on Feb. 15, its actors and crew smelled something odd: spray paint, they thought. They went to check outside for the source, where they saw approximately eight Nazi recruitment flyers had been plastered onto the theater’s doors.
The flyers were promptly removed by those who discovered them, and the police and staff arrived quickly on the scene. As for the play, the show went on and finished without disruption.
But this wasn’t an isolated incident. UWPD Major Steve Rittereiser said these types of posters have been put up around campus since Jan. 17.