"Men do figure into the women's lives in Love, but as accessories like cuff links, not as meaningful companions."
Are you familiar with the Bechdel test, by any chance? Wikipedia: "...the Bechdel test was introduced in Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. In a 1985 strip titled "The Rule", an unnamed female character says that she only watches a movie if it satisfies the following requirements:
1. It has to have at least two women in it,
2. who talk to each other,
3. about something besides a man."
When you begin to apply this test to theatre, television or film, you will find that disturbingly few pieces pass it, and you begin to view entertainment and what it tells us about how interested (or not) our society is in the inner life of women in a much different (read: bleaker) light. Indeed, the scarcity of plays in which there are roles for several women - especially women over 30 - instead of two romantic rivals or one mother and one ingenue is still, even in this day and age, very disappointing. LLAWIW is one of a handful in which your statement is true; it's the exception, not the rule. Thank goodness (and female playwrights) for the few that exist and manage to make it into production.
Randy, I can't tell why you've capitalized the stuff about being AGAINST RODEO AND WESTERN TRADITIONS and FOR A VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE [sp]. Is that because you think that's bad or good?
I hate to see him go. He's been a Colorado Springs institution.
Rich, here's wishing you the best of luck. Have fun, man.
Rich, this is beautiful. Thank you. You've reminded us of why it's so, so important that we NEVER allow the kind of thinking that provoked this travesty of a recall to prevail.
Tejon Tech, at the current pay rate, that seems like a silly speculation.
OPENING SEPTEMBER 14:
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Dinner With Friends meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf as the thin veneer of civility gives way to knock-down-drag-out hostility in this comedy of manners by celebrated modern playwright Yasmina Reza. Pretenses topple and illusions dissolve, helped along by some unpalatable truths washed down with a liberal helping of rum. Don’t miss our all-star cast in this 2009 Tony Award winner!
September 14 - 30, 2012
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