Feb 11, 2012
commented on Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now to Save Themselves
Hahahaha! Funniest thing I have read in a while. So theater artists should not expect to get paid enough to live AND provide child care to their audiences! OMFG. Sure, communities in the USA vastly under value and under support the arts, and new plays and younger audiences are vital to a vibrant theater. But this, for want of a better word, rant is either provacative for it's own sake or belies a level of ignorance about the professional theater that undermines its credibility. But it gave me a good belly laugh. Call it Whining for Guffman! "Corky St. Clair: What the city council did was really... give me a challenge, and it's a challenge that I am going to... accept. It's like in the olden days, in the... days of France, when men would slap each other with their gloves... say, y'know... "D'Artagnan!"... y'know, "how dare you talk to me like that, you!," and... smack 'em! "