Theater J has cancelled its previews of David In Shadow in Light that were scheduled for this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The first preview will now be on Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm with an additional pay-what-you-can performance Sunday, May 12 at 8:00 pm. The show is the largest production Theater J has ever mounted and they decided to take a few extra days to get things right before putting it in front of a paying house. You can read Artistic Director Ari Roth’s blow-by-blow of the creative process or visit their website for more information.
In the meantime, keep this favorite exchange from one of my favorite movies in mind:
From Shakespeare In Love:
Philip Henslowe: Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
Hugh Fennyman: So what do we do?
Philip Henslowe: Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.
Hugh Fennyman: How?
Philip Henslowe: I don’t know. It’s a mystery.