Thank You Dear Reader from the Irish Rep Lobby
By Tulis McCall
The other night I was at the theatre (surprise), and as I gave my name to the woman at the Box Office, I overheard someone say, “Are you with Front Row Center?”
Yes, Yes I am.
“I read it every day,” she said. “I love it.”
Do you subscribe?
“Nope,” she said. “I get too many emails. I’d rather just go there.”
Whatever works, says I.
There are a lot of you out there who do the exact same thing. We get 5-7,000 hits per month. None of our writers are paid. We do this because we love it, and we believe that ultimately it is a transformational event. And we do this to connect you to the ju-ju that is all over New York.
What happens at one performance will never happen again. Each one is a combination of the text and every person in the theatre at that moment. Moreover, you and I will not see the same show, even if we are sitting together AT the same show. As a friend of mine said, pointing to her head, “It only seats one up here.” So, in effect, there are as many performances going on as there are people in the audience.
It is a dizzying, magic trick of the highest order – well not always, but even when it is not so very good you can never doubt the intention of the people who are giving themselves to the goal.
So thank you to the woman who bothered to tell me she was a reader. And thank you all for stopping by.
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