Saturday, September 19, 2009

Humming the Scenery

I asked a grad school buddy why he had a piece of theater scrim hanging on his living room wall.  He told me the story of how he came to own the scrim.

He'd gone to a play that his friends had put on.  He hated it.  When they asked how he liked the play, he remembered his mother's lesson.  "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it."

So, he changed the subject. 

And they pressed him again. 

He praised the scenery.

They kept pressing him about the play.

He kept raving about the scenery.

Eventually, the story got back to the set designer, who gave him the backdrop scrim after the play closed.

Bad Dad and I went to see August, Osage County tonight.

I really liked the set and costumes.

The casting was brilliant.  The sister who lived in Boulder, CO was the tallest and thinnest of them all.

1 comment:

  1. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it"

    I love this line..

    It always works to people who always criticized without looking at theirselves.


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