And after that piece of company propaganda I here present the first annual Naughty and Nice List for Rorschach Theatre. Please remember I love nearly all people and only dislike based on conspiracy theories I have created for myself to explain why the world works in a (excuse my French) such a cruddy way. This list does not judge as much as entertain. Well entertain me at least.
Naughty and Nice 2005
Naughty: Any theater that puts up a blog that continues to post day after day about the blocking and how many pages of the script they got through. Come on give me the good stuff, like how they had to quietly fire someone. And for God sake if you are going to be on the internet try and make me laugh for God's sake, Not just put up the head shots of three blond actresses or using the college intern to write the entry when you are too busy.
Nice: Val Fenton. Her warmth and grace serve as a model to anyone in the future who should happen to play Grady's wife.
Naughty: As always anyone who thinks that theater around Christmas should involve elves, spirits of Christmas Past, Present or Future or dancing sugar plums or fruit of any sort. Go out there and see something dark around Christmas it will make you feel better about your own life.
Nice: My bosses for giving me the Red Skin's tickets this weekend. Go Skins!
Naughty: Tim Getman. Just look at him!
Nice: Arthur Miller and August Wilson. I for one will miss both of your righteous outrage on stage. God Bless the pinkos and the rabble rousers other wise what is the point of doing theater. Besides Arthur Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe, talk about the nerd getting the girl.
Naughty: The guy who decided it was alright to listen in on my phone conversations without a warrant. I know you guys want to keep me safe but come on all I use my phone for is to call out for pizza.
Nice: Finally the casts of both The Beard of Avon and Fair Ladies. For some reason you guys just make me feel jolly. And that is not a word a stockily built man uses easily this time of year.
See you all Tuesday and cast and crew send me an essay on what you did on Christmas Break and we will post them.
Happy Holidays Folks.