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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Quote of the Day

"People said I was preaching to the converted—everybody who goes to the theater in New York is already liberal, so shut up. I thought, That's so stupid. Because what am I supposed to do? Book myself magically into the Republican National Convention? Or not talk about it?"

-Christopher Durang, prepping his new play, Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them for an opening at the Public in April.

Indeed, the twin cliches that political theatre must both a) lead to action, and b) not address itself to the likeminded...well they kind of don't work together often, do they.

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