The Playgoer: EOS Awareness Day

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

EOS Awareness Day

Yes, a new disease, according to Valerie Scher of the San Diego Union-Trib: Excessive Ovation Syndrome.

The more people pay for tickets, the more susceptible they are to EOS, because ovations confirm that their money was well spent. Even those in bargain seats can easily catch it from their neighbors. The urge to stand and cheer may be irresistible if everyone around you is doing it.

Alas, EOS has no cure. But awareness is key to treatment.
Read on. Scher is a classical music critic, but I'm sure you'll detect parallel symptoms.

I wonder how many of the standing end up doing so, like me, just to actually see the actors over the heads of the ovationists. Beats clapping in your seat looking at nothing.

I suggest a telethon.


Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

And here I thought you were referring to Eos Airlines' sponsorship of Monty Python's Spamalot.

Playgoer said...

Ah, sorry.

Yes, I suppose every day at Spamalot, it's EOS Awareness Day!

Anonymous said...

Well, at first I thought you'd written Excessive OVULATION Syndrome. Maybe there is such a thing as male menopause.