Well, Ms. Haubenstock was busy this past week. She didn't much care for CAT's 'Harvey,' seemed to have a grand time at RichShakes 'As You Like It,' and ended the weekend with an enjoyable Arts and Letter Live performance. Phew -- that's quite a variety to take in.
(Update: I missed the 'Greater Tuna' review initially and did you all also catch Theatre VCU's David Leong in the article about the New Works at Richmond Ballet? Man, that's a lot of theater-related press!)
Personally, I was staying out of the cold rain yesterday and catching up on gossip. Like, for instance, the story that Katie Holmes (aka Mrs. Tom Cruise) may be headed to Broadway. While the story didn't much surprise me (or even interest me), what caught my attention was the insanely nasty invective leveled against her in the comments section of this story. You'd have thought Katie had gone to these people's homes and strangled their puppies. What is it about some people that makes them want to spew hate at some random starlet? Even in my mid-40s, I cling to this notion that people are basically good at heart. Perusal of the comments on almost any entertainment website (or even worse, political website) takes a devastating toll on that naive idea...
(PS: I just found a story similar to the one I did in Style -- only longer -- about Granville Scott in 'Harvey' on the Collegiate website. Check it out if you want even more Granville!)