The right choices

Yesterday I attended a play in New Orleans with three other well-seasoned theatre-goers.  It’s not likely, or even desirable, for those of us who love theatre to agree on everything.  Amaziningly enough, we all agree that the production’s director had made some interesting choices. 

Having been a part of the production when our own community theatre did the show, I was most interested in the character I played.  Very different from my interpretation. 

If theatre was the same all over the world, we would not go to see a show more than once.  Each director and cast brings their own ideas and staging to the production.    Who’s to say what the right choices are?  There are some suggestions that the playwright puts into the script in the form of stage directions, but those can be ignored for the sake of the director’s vision.

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