I’m Glad I’m Not a Critic

Aug 2, 2008 by

(Or in the case of New Orleans’ theatre community, one of those two-faced, backstabbing … oh, never mind. Since people started reading my shit, I’ve had to start watching what I say. Damn!)

Anyway, if I were a critic, I would have to parse the play I saw last night and go into what the production did right and where it fell short. But, since I’m not a critic, I can truthfully say, I enjoyed the hell out of An Enemy of the People.

I know what you’re thinking. Ibsen? Adapted by Arthur Miller? Enjoyable?


There’s something so fine about seeing a well-made play written by a turn-of-the-century giant tweaked by a twentieth-century Master. Beautifully directed, impeccably cast, a script that demanded and earned attention, a knock-out set – even real rocks thrown through real windows. What was not to like?

Cripple Creek is one of my favorite troupes in the city, and I consider it’s artistic director, Andy Vaught, a buddy.

Of course, based on his track record now, he will have to be destroyed.


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