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Indefinite Hiatus

In case it wasn’t obvious, I’ve not been able to meet my original goal of seeing and writing about a show every week. I just haven’t had time. I’d like to apologize to all involved in two productions that I saw with every intention of writing about:

I’m leaving up the reviews already on this site, because, why not?

Anyway, thank you for reading! If you want to keep up with other things I’m writing, you can follow my regular blog, to compete with phrasemongers… I currently am a writing fellow with Createquity, and have blogged a little about financial decision-making in theaters at 2AMt. You can also find me trolling the #2amt thread on Twitter and inserting my soul-searing words of wisdom on a semi-regular basis.

Hard to keep up

If you’re following this blog, then I’m sorry. It hasn’t been as easy to keep up with this as I’d hoped. Sort of like having sex every day, seeing a play every week sounds awesome until you try it, and realize how much dedication is required.

So, I’ve posted my comments on Killer Joe, weeks after we saw it. I really liked it, but read that entry for more detail.

Other productions we’ve seen, but I’ve not yet written about, include Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby at BackStage Theatre CompanyWelcome to Arroyo’s by (Pulitzer finalist) Kristoffer Diaz at American Theater Company, Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Soul of Szechuan at Strawdog, and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men at Oak Park Festival Theatre. I have friends who were/are in each of those productions, so I’m not an unbiased critic, but that’s no excuse. I’ll try to get caught up with these while still seeing more, and while we’re out of town for various family and holiday events.

Mea culpa

I have been remiss. I repent that I underestimated how much time it would require to maintain two blogs. I will try to find a balance that gives this blog greater priority.

Further, I was not able to attend a live performance this last week. For Easter weekend, Amy and I traveled to the greater Cleveland area to spend the holiday with family. Amy was raised a papist, so planned to go to Easter Mass with her parents and our precocious niece, Cora Grace. I wanted to go, and consider it the weekend’s live performance. After all, as any intro to theater student can tell you (assuming they didn’t sleep through it), theater has roots in religious ceremony. Unfortunately, I was too debilitated by the common cold to drag myself out of bed for an 8am mass.  I even slept through the egg hunt, I’m sorry to say.

Now I find myself ridiculously behind on this blog, but determined to catch up! My entry on The Building Stage’s The Ring Cycle is coming right up. Yes, I know it closed. That’s going to happen sometimes on this blog. I’m an armchair critic, not a paid hack.