Monday, March 26, 2007

The Future of Live Theater?

Sunday afternoon I went to see some live theater, my third play in four days: a drama (but also funny) with a strong script that was nicely acted by the leads. There were maybe 12 paid members in the audience. And it was a show worthy of an audience. And of these three shows -- two plays and one musical -- I would put the average age of the audience members at probably 50-something.

Twelve people in the audience for a well-done show with a thoughtful script? Even a really horrible YouTube video can get 12 accidental and undeserved views.
Speaking of YouTube, the below video is a work of theater that as of this morning has gotten 1,803,958 views. One thing is for sure: You don't have any script problems for this classic work, a delightful rendering of Hamlet using cat heads.

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