Wednesday, May 09, 2012

the dark ages, or, out of the mouths of playwrights

I constantly check myself for when my love of New York becomes smug. New York is great, but it's not the world, and it's alarmingly easy to be provincial here. But when I read about the backwards hate-mongers who are trying to stage a comeback for The Dark Ages in North Carolina, I consider myself lucky to live among even moderately enlightened people. The Dark Ages were never built to last. There's too much light. And intelligence, creativity, and a sense of justice are never regional attributes. "The people have the power / to redeem the work of fools" -Patti Smith
(L. Kunofsky)

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