The Great Plotnik

Monday, December 06, 2010

Why Can't That Fairy Godmother DO Something?

When it rains it pours, and when it pours it floods, at least at the African American Cultural Center. What a shame -- yesterday's crowd for "Cinderella" was large and filled with children, and Act One was received very well. Then came the announcement that backstage was flooded, the bathrooms were flooded, the lobby was wet and they would have to cancel the rest of the show.

This is such a fine organization, and they, along with so many small theater companies, are always balancing on the fine edge of financial chaos. The Great Plotnik is very sorry to have capital repairs looming, in the middle of their busiest season. But the show must, and will, go on.

The strange part was that all the actors came out on stage after the cancellation and spent a good twenty minutes fielding questions from the audience. It was fun -- and yet, if they could do that, why not perform the show? Perhaps backstage was quite a lot worse than we could see from the house, which remained dry.

A mom, with great wheedling and arm-twisting, got her daughter to sit on the stage next to Cinderella and the Handsome Prince. But this is the best picture they could get.


At 3:59 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

Oh, that is a shame!


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