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February 18, 2009

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Ed

The thriller angle is totally the way to go for this piece. Not that it will be exactly like the movie, but that shocking image of Alan Arkin leaping out of the dark to grab Audrey Hepburn's ankle is seared into our collective pop culture memory. The 'money shot' of the play is when all the lights are out and the final girl has to fend for herself- it's a direct predecessor of a slasher flick.

Tony

How would this tie in with yesterday's post on advocacy?

Seems like, for me at least, it's the same issue only on a larger scale for advocacy and a smaller one for a production?

Tony

How would this tie in with yesterday's post on advocacy?

Seems like, for me at least, it's the same issue only on a larger scale for advocacy and a smaller one for a production?

Don Hall

I actually completely agree with you on this.

We have had a few difficulties coming up with the quick, easy read to market DADA, though.

And I can't help but take your advice one step further for your own show:

"Wait Until Dark - it has a pair of tits in there!"

That'd bring out the frat boys AND Chris Jones.

Adam

Don,

We get it man. You and Team DADA are the true artists and you consider it your responsibility to mock all things that dare to mix art and commerce.

But here's the thing bro, mockery is easy. It doesn't take much effort to fire out the snarky remarks.

Ed

DADA:
"We'll confuse you and piss you off- and you'll love every minute of it!"

Done.

I don't mean that as mockery, either.

Ed

Adam, as a confirmed quibbler, the only word that I find a little deceptive (and maybe unnecessary?) in your description of "Wait Until Dark" is 'psychological.' How so? It seems like an attempt to tart up the description a bit- here's the basic premise, after all: There's a nice blind chick. Very bad guys are after her because she has a MacGuffin. Will she survive the night? The audience isn't going to see this because they want an in depth examination of her psyche. We're just rooting for her not to get harmed by very bad men. That doesn't stop it from being a good night out at the theatre. Of course, I haven't read the script for a while, so I'm kind of leaving myself wide open for a rebuttal about the hypothetcial soul-searing monologue Susy has halfway through act one about what it means to her to have lost her sight, if there is one....Mostly joshing ya. You've been doing this longer than I have, after all.

Ed

Bah. Forced to play devil's advocate against myself- I think the mind games Roat plays with Susy actually DO qualify it as psychological, come to think of it. Withdrawn.

Don Hall

Adam,

I wasn't mocking you in any way.

valtrex

is really important to know this in such a clear
but I would like to find some more information ..
and have a clearer vision of the subject ..

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