Nobody in our town's theater community could have more respect for Christian O'Shaughnessy, with whom I've had the pleasure to work, Ashley Crockett, my theater pal of many productions, and others of this fine cast and crew who have given themselves so professionally to this project. But there has come a time in my life, like now, where the heat and fires of my once young self have cooled. And now, I do not need nor want to be "...led on a spree of choreographed violence." I will give this production a miss, not for any lack of respect for those involved, but to find fewer assaults on my senses of horror, violence, and anarchy.
And just when I thought the Indy couldn't get any better! Congrats to the newly reconstructed management team, and congrats to John Weiss, whose guidance over so many years have made of the Independent a powerful force for good in the community.
Lovely writing, John, and exemplary charity towards an old enemy in a season that celebrates such sentiments. Very generous and almost wistful. It's viscerally satisfying of course to see arrogance and condescension get smacked on the chin, as the Denver jury has done here, but you have expanded on that low but common denominator in a very thoughtful and kind piece here. What was that we once heard about "...keeping your enemies closer?"
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