Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Apocalypse

Many people (several of whom I work with) view today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act as a sign of the apocalypse.

In the local theater world, many might consider Va Rep’s announcement of “tweet seats” for tonight’s production of “Spring Awakening” a surer sign. The reaction to my posts about allowing texting in theaters last year (first here and then followed up on here and then here) was often very spirited and the word “apocalypse” was specifically used in an article on the subject.

I’ll be very interested to see how the experiment plays out. If I didn’t have the schedules of 5 other family members to juggle, I would be in those seats tonight, tweeting my heart out. To Va Rep I ask humbly: please do this again. Specifically, please do it on Thursday, July 19th, when I’m planning to go see the show for a second time.

But for all of the apocalyptic rhetoric, what would truly be an earth-shattering event IMHO would be the closing of Sycamore Rouge in Petersburg. The end-of-June deadline is quickly approaching for the company to raise the funds they need. They seem to be confident enough to be planning for next season but no one should be complacent. Furthermore, people who love Sycamore Rouge should post a testimonial at the website. I’m hoping to get mine together this weekend…
And speaking of this weekend, it’s the last chance to see Cymbeline at Agecroft. What better way to cool off than some hot theater?

1 comment:

Jacquie O. said...

Just a shout out for one more hot show this weekend - The Liar at Dogwood Dell Park. So much great theatre to see this weekend!