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IQ: To see, or not to see? 

That is the question, although it shouldn't be a very tough one. Theater is one of humanity's greatest traditions of storytelling, going all the way back to medieval bards who kept audiences in a state of rapture (if they were good) with their animated storytelling. I hate to say it, but technology seems to have taken the motivation out of us. Why go see a play when you can watch television? Why go to the symphony when you can buy a CD? A professor of mine once said that seeing real people doing real things is irreplaceable. So turn off that television and go see a play!

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Joe Forbeck
Union stagehand
Neighborhood: Old North End

When's the last time you saw a play on stage in Colorado Springs? Not that long ago! I guess it was about a week ago.

What's your favorite play? Off the top of my head I guess I could say End Game.

Who's your favorite playwright? I know this is gonna sound trite, but I have to say Shakespeare.

If you could portray any theatrical character, who would you choose? I've always wanted to do True West by Sam Shepard.

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Grant Barnes

Telemarketing
Neighborhood: Downtown

When's the last time you saw a play on stage in Colorado Springs? It was that Edgar Allen Poe thing at Smokebrush. I don't remember what it was called, actually.

What's your favorite play? If I could claim one that I haven't seen, then it would be No Exit. I've only read it.

Who's your favorite playwright? Sartre.

If you could portray any theatrical character, who would you choose? I would say the Vampire Armande, from the Theater of Vampires. It's never been epitomized in a play, but he's a theatrical character.

  • That is the question, although it shouldn't be a very tough one.

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