Co-Artistic Director Jenny McConnell Frederick (I swear she added the extra name just to take up more space) sent me this fun little entry for everyone to mull over. I have already spoken to some of the cast regarding this chart and someone claims he hasn't used any of the special friends rates during the run. I am merely the poster not the computator so let the fun begin.
As Eric pointed out in a previous post, this cast and crew is kind, caring and totally cut-throat. All too often in the mamby-pamby artsy-fartsy world of theatre things are left up to subjectivity, but with a cast & crew as competitive as this one, I think it's time to cut to the chase here and get down to cold hard numbers. None of this"beauty is in the eye of the beholder" crap....here we have definitive numbers and an indisputable ranking system.
A little bit of insider knowledge here at Rorschach: if you know a cast or crew member personally, they can get you a discount ticket. Some cast members use this privilege on a nightly basis to get a small army of their friends & family into the show at a discount. Several cast members have asked me if they are "abusing the privilege", (there's no such thing--the more the merrier). But of course the next question invariably asked by these driven young artists was: "Who's reserved the MOST?!"
So here you have it: A graph representing the number of discount & comps tickets reserved by each member of the cast and crew.
(I've only provided initials here to preserve an illusion of anonymity.) As you can see there are some clear leaders here...one of which is Mr."Chess?-I-thought-this-was-checkers!" Singdalsen who'll be pleased to note that he's way ahead of his chess nemesis.
On the other hand...maybe it just means that Austin's friends are the kind of cool people who pay full price for their tickets....and we love that.