Letter to the editor
Nov. 16, 2012
To the editor:
I woke up this morning and turned on my computer, eager to check the Latitude 65 because I was sure this was it, the day I was going to get to read a review in the paper that mentioned me for the first time! Yet, for reasons unknown, no one at the paper cared enough to write a review of “The Flu Season,” a show that I’ve put more heart and soul into than any before, my largest role to date.
I’m proud what we’ve created and it’s extremely disappointing that there isn’t any publication in this town that could be bothered to offer a critical review of our final product. It’s the sort of thing people in larger cities take for granted and I continue to be disappointed that ours cannot seem to offer it to the theatrical artists here.
Unlike film, the experience of a theatrical production is fleeting. Once it closes, there is no way to see it again, making written reviews so vital to preserving a record of its existence. The News-Miner needs to understand how important this vital service is to our vibrant theater community, the hole that is left when no one reviews a show that so many people worked tirelessly to create. Please make it a priority.