I can't believe you deleted my comments in support for this cast - amazingly bad taste City Paper...
You must be listening to Erica. Haha - what's she telling you? "Write something trite - make sure you are the center of your review. Be sure the readers think you are more important, and higher educated than they are...drop some names. If you've ever had lunch with a puppeteer, be sure to include that. That will surely make you look like an expert. And then, you can trash the artists all you like. See, it's going to be fun. Just drag down the arts community we so desperately want to make us look important. Don't worry if they feel bad. It's their own fault for taking a risk & trying to create something. See, we have money...you know...advertisers who support this kind of selfish and self-centered behavior. No, don't loose any sleep over what you write, because you'll never have to see these people face-to-face. Now get out there and smash some dreams. After all, we want to make sure they are afraid to take new artistic risks next year. That's what people expect from us." What's really sad is that you guys don't know how bad your reviews make YOU look.
Dear Cast - please do your best to disregard the ignorant stance of the reviewers of the City Paper. For years we have had the unfortunate presence of these nimrods in our community. I've not had the pleasure of attending your production yet, but from what I can tell, nothing you could have done would have "impressed" this reviewer. See, the city paper is more than a bit on the overindulgent side. They believe that by gracing us with their "witty" opinions, they sell more advertising. Which, they must do - unfortunately, they miss the opportunity of nurturing a daring arts community. See, they believe you are an easy target. You represent no threat. You are willing victims, served up for their pleasure to skewer at will. They believe they are better than you. However, we the readers know better. What we see is that you took a risk. You put yourselves out there for an opportunity to grow, to challenge yourselves. To reach beyond yourselves and attempt something daring and new - personally. thank you for your contributions. Know this - what you possess at your core is far greater than anything this "reviewer" will ever dream of understanding. Now, what I hope you will do - take this opportunity to shine. Dig deeper and work harder to connect. Bring these characters to life with a fury. Show this putz that you will continue to create your art and continue to find yourselves deeper in the process. And to you Charleston City Paper...shame on you for missing the opportunity to nurture your tremendous, striving artists in this community. Why do you exist?
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