Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Today in widely published jackoffery


I always thought this guy got a little too much credit. It is now clear that he's an actual blithering idiot. I have never seen so much rank ignorance of racism, America, theatrical practice, audience response and opera casting policies displayed in one place, and with such unabashed, pajocky pride. Seriously, an all-white version of "A Raisin in the Sun?" Labute says "I promise you, we'll be doing it not to be provocative but because it's a terrific American play." Too funny.

Possibly he's a brilliant parodist on the lines of Stephen "I don't see color" Colbert. I somehow doubt it.

A Public Service Announcement for my Future Self

Having banished the internet from my home, I find that I just don't blog like I used to. And given that I blogged begrudgingly and infrequently before, this translates into near month-long silences.

However, I HAVE been seeing plays, so there. Since I use this blog as a reference for year-end wrap-ups, let me mention that I've seen Vox Pandora, Troilus and Cressida, and Gidget since I last posted.

That should satisfy the enquiring mind of Reina from 2008.