Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Everyone Gets Criticism:
To the King’s Theatre, where we saw Midsummer’s Night’s dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life
(Samuel Pepys' Diary - September 29, 1662).

His performance suggests that he is taking some kind of personal revenge on the play.
-Peter O'Toole in Macbeth, reviewed by Robert Cushman, September 1980

Monday, February 14, 2005

Arthur Miller Died Thursday:
Arthur Miller, one of the great American playwrights, whose work exposed the flaws in the fabric of the American dream, died Thursday night at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 89
(from The New York Times).

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Jewel-Osco's Shop and Share seems like a good way for non-profit theatres to fund-raise. Basically, when a theatre's supporters shop at Jewel-Osco, a percentage of their purchases can go to the theatre. I know Appetite Theatre and The Playground Theatre have done this already.