Notes from Arden
Aspects of Mitchell’s article have also now gone national, with theater advocacy pundit Howard Sherman posting a piquant editorial late afternoon Friday on the Arts Integrity website. “Colin Mitchell (seems), in essence, to “blame the victims” of Profiles for not speaking up sooner,” notes Sherman. “Given this manner of engaging with a serious problem at one theatre that, unfortunately, is likely happening at other theatres and in the arts at large, Arts Integrity believes Bitter Lemons has gone from bitter to vile, and will no longer give further consideration to writing that appears on the site again.” –BY PAUL BIRCHALL
Got It Covered
“One thing folks love at the end of the year is a nice end-of-the-year list, and I am perfectly delighted to look through my “Desk Calendar of Fun” to recall the several comparatively most important stories in Los Angeles in 2015. ” — By PAUL BIRCHALL
Ask Corbett a Question!
Have a question about Los Angeles theater and don’t know who to ask? We are now accepting submissions for an upcoming new section aimed to answer you most burning theater-related questions.
I believe Jean Renoir said it takes about 25 years to know if a work of art is any good, obviating all instant criticism. (Walk through any “contemporary” art museum to confirm.) Certainly they mutate over such a length of time. Context changes, and more importantly, so do we. –BY MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
This is the first in a two-part series of moments remembered by people who either recorded them, or engaged in an activity best described by actress-director Jillian Amenante, “Putting on a play in L.A. is like trying to build a snowman in Florida.” — SLM