Sunday, March 28, 2010

Briefly Noted - Parabasis:

When people hear about my theatre background, the following conversation happens, almost word for word:

PERSON A: You know, Minneapolis is a great theatre town.

ISAAC: That's what I've heard. I have a friend who did the Jerome recently and several other friends who have lived or done work in the Twin Cities recently, and they all loved it.

PERSON A: You know, the Guthrie has a great building.

ISAAC: Really?

PERSON A: Yeah, it's a really world class building.

Never in this conversation is the work that is done at the Guthrie mentioned. And, indeed, I get the sense that the people I'm talking to have never actually seen anything at the Guthrie.

3:34 AM