The Saturday Saying

“I got to thinking about these things because, throughout large chunks of Shakespeare’s play, the beautifully spoken text competed with the sound of an oxygen tank placed directly behind my seat for an audience member who needed mechanical assistance breathing. On one hand, there is something inspiring about anybody challenged by such a physical impediment possessing the determination to get out of the house, sucking the marrow from life by attending a performance of Hamlet while attached to a rolling tank of oxygen. On the other, the sight was a distressing metaphor for the state of the performing arts in the United States, and an increasingly common representation of aging audiences in too many of our midsize theaters, and some of our smaller ones, too.”

Steven Leigh Morris – from his review of the Broad Stage’s “Hamlet” (LA Weekly)

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Colin Mitchell About the Author: COLIN MITCHELL: Actor/Writer/Director/Producer/Father, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Broadway veteran, Marvel comics scribe, Van Morrison disciple, Zen-Catholic, a proud U.S. Army Brat conceived in Scotland and born in Frankfurt, Germany, currently living in Los Angeles and doing his best to piss off as many people as possible.

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