Why is it some of the worst shows I’ve ever seen had no intermissions? It’s almost like the playwright said to himself, “If I put in an intermission, everybody will leave at the end of Act I.” Some people will leave anyway, but not me. I’m afraid I’d hurt the actors’ feelings, unless I yelled, “It’s not you. IT’S THE PLAY.”*

*I have excellent theatre manners, so I wouldn’t, tempting though it might be.

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  1. You have always been extremely kind and courteous to fellow performers – in some ways especially when they were just horrible
    My late husband and I decided we didn’t even want to be heard saying bad things about a show while exiting – so we agreed if a show was a bomb we would simply turn to each other and say ‘they worked very hard on their costumes’


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