Before it goes out like a lamb, it's time to talk about the month of March. Looking back in history we'll remember this month, in 2020, as the time when the Coronavirus grew exponentially in the U.S.A. Not that we weren't forewarned, by the explosion taking place in Europe, preceded by China, and Iran, etc., [...]
Written a year ago... This post is a tribute to Edward Albee, in the wake of his death, and to Ron Perrier, who was my Professor of Theatre at University of Wisconsin at River Falls, in 1974. The two converge in my life. The course I studied with Ron, was related to the American Theatre. [...]
The recent discosure of Fareed Zakaria's plagiarizing makes me think of something which happened a long while back. When I was a freshman in college I had to write a paper for a 'Theatre History' class. When Professor Ron Perrier returned it to me, I was shocked and distraught to find I got a big [...]
There is nothing like summer theatre and “The Odd Couple”, by Neil Simon, to take our minds off pending summer projects and step into another reality. In this hilarious comedy, type A personality, Felix Unger, is booted out of the house by his wife Frances. To his good fortune, Oscar Madison, his slovenly poker playing friend, [...]
Man of La Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes
"I shall impersonate a man. His name is Alonso Quijana, a country squire no longer young. Being retired, he has much time for books. He studies them from morn till night and often through the night and morn again, and all he reads oppresses him; fills him with indignation at man's murderous ways toward man. He ponders the problem of how to make better a world where evil brings profit and virtue none at all; where fraud and deceit are mingled with truth and sincerity. He broods and broods and broods and broods and finally his brains dry up. He lays down the melancholy burden of sanity and conceives the strangest project ever imagined - -to become a knight-errant, and sally forth into the world in search of adventures; to mount a crusade; to raise up the weak and those in need. No longer will he be plain Alonso Quijana, but a dauntless knight known as Don Quixote de La Mancha."