Yesterday was about the experience of going to the theatre. Today we’ll meet two characters, Queen Gwendolyn and Rona Do Ya Wanna, who have very clear viewpoints on being a patron. Meet them and 9 others in Jessica Elkin’s Rise of the Usher.
Queen Gwendolyn on her preparation for going to the theater.
Frankly, before I prepare myself to even enter a theater, I make sure that I am dressed properly. To me the theater is a sacred place and I rise to the occasion by wearing my pearls, mink stole, gloves, and a veiled hat. A visit to the performing arts library is also a necessity as part of my preparation if the show happens to be a revival. Every review, book, and film that I can get a hold of before I see the show has been carefully viewed in order for me to have some feeling of competency for what I am preparing myself to see. When I go to the theater I need at least a month of preparation for such endeavors, now if someone wants to provide me with comps, then I may make an exception.
Rona Do Ya Wanna on going to the theater.
Well, some of my questions for going to the theater are:
- Who’s paying?
- Are drinks included?
- What about dinner and desert?
- And the most important thing is: are there any hot men in the show? Any nudity?
If all or at least a few of these elements are included then I’m game.
Come see what one usher will do to rise to the top of an ant hill.
July 14th – July 26th
Davenport Theatre, Black Box at 354 West 45th Street
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