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|Posted: Sun Oct 3rd, 2010 02:09 am||
in media res
My New York City accountant, who I have been with for 32 years, is one of my dearest friends, and he only handles Show Business people, theatres, etc. Once said, after walking out at intermission of a terrible production of a play, "They can have my money, but they can't steal my time."
We went and had some drinks instead.
My wife, after we went to a prominent outdoor summer theatre in Wisconsin, made us leave at half-time. (She was right.) We went to a remote country road in the middle of nowhere, got out of the car, lay on the ground and looked up at the most gorgeous summer sky with the Milky Way dripping stars into the horizons, crickets chirping, a soft breeze blowing over a wheat field, and she said, "This is the best Second Act I have ever seen."
She was right. And I always think of that summer sky when I am at a horrible or less than mediocre production. My rule is "If the production is not elucidating anything of the playwright, or if the play has nothing to elucidate despite the production, I am outta here."
I have lived by my accountant's motto ever since. Life is too short.
I just leave at half-time.
Will post more on this topic later. I am going to bed.
in media res
Last edited on Sun Oct 3rd, 2010 03:13 am by in media res