Sunday, April 18, 2010

Are you the "odd man out"?

Insightful, clever and fun article in the NY Times about finding yourself in the audience at an event you hate--while everyone else loves it.

It certainly happens to everyone at some point. My favorites:

- Attending CATS on Broadway with a friend and theatre colleague, both of us feeling there was no "there, there," and drowning amidst the ecstasy of hundreds of CATS-lovers.

- Presenting August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM in its original production, a brilliant piece of theatre, compelling, visceral and impossible not to be moved by--only to find my audiences totally lukewarm to the experience.

Feel free to comment with you own "odd man out" experience here.

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