When television just doesn't cut it

I have a friend who goes to the theater every single week, and I couldn't understand why. Now I do. Theater is to evening entertainment what dinner at Pastis is to dining. It's fun. You can watch television for your entertainment, and you can go to Wendy's for your meals. In the theater there's a third-dimensionality to what you watch, hear, and feel among your fellow audience members. Plus, you might get to see a favorite actor from television or film doing his or her thing right in front of your eyes.

A went to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with a friend the other night. He liked it. "It should win a Tony," he said. He's right. It was already nominated, last year.

Thanks to our membership in the Theater Development Fund, we will see the Caine Mutiny Court Marshal and Drumstruck this month.

The Drowsy Chaperone offers discounted tickets on lottery. They are $25, show up at 6:30 p.m. at the box office and give your name and standby and pray to the orisha gods or whatever works for you. We plan to see that show, too.
(The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee also offers discounted tickets on lottery. In fact, why not just ask every box office if they have the lottery?)

Ralph Fiennes is appearing in Faith Healer, and Julia Roberts in Three Days of Rain. I plan to see Faith Healer.


la Maitresse said...

And, of course, reading books is always better than t.v. ...

Anonymous said...

Theatre is one of the many perks of living in NYC. I saw Hairspray with lottery tickets once and loved it. Last time in NYC I tried to see Spamalot but couldn't get tickets.

We had season tickets to the Broadway series this year at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Considerably cheaper than NYC tickets - one of the few perks of living here. ;-)


Heidi said...

Do you read Danny Miller's blog?

I found him becasue someone mentioned that he married Kendall Hailey, who wrote a great book, How I Became an Autodidact.

His blog today mentions New York plays.

la Maitresse said...

Thanks for that, Heidi!